The governor has issued two Writs of Special Election to fill vacancies in Senate Districts 46 and 61. Primary elections were held September 13, 2011. Both districts will hold their special elections Oct. 18, 2011.
MVAP Recommended Candidates
Special elections will be held for the Minnesota Legislature on Oct. 18, 2011 to fill two vacated Senate seats. If you live in Minnesota State Senate District 46 or 61 you have an opportunity to vote for animal-friendly candidates in the race to fill these two vacant seats in the Minnesota State Senate.
Minnesota Voters for Animal Protection has selected the following candidates for recommendation in the Special Election in Minnesota State Senate District 46 and 61. MVAP based these recommendations on candidates’ responses to a few select questions on animal issues which were posed in the Candidate Questionnaire that all the candidates in these races were given.*
Minnesota Voters for Animal Protection does not evaluate candidates’ positions on taxes, education, health care, or social issues. To the degree that animal protection issues are important to you, we offer this recommendation to be combined with other personal consideration that may be factored in to your decision for whom to vote.
MVAP recommends Tom Reynolds for the Special Election in Senate District 46
MVAP Recommends Jeff Hayden for the Special Election in Senate District 61
MVAP Also Recommends Farheen Hakeem for the Special Election in Senate District 61
* What if the candidate you were planning to cast your vote for is not listed here? Some of the candidates in these two races were unresponsive to our invitations to complete and return a questionnaire; or we may have been unable to locate any contact information for them or their campaigns. You may want to try to contact a candidate not listed here and ask him/her about his/her positions on animal/humane issues prior to casting your vote. Information on our web site here can help you formulate your questions.
Thank you for taking the time to be engaged. Remember, animals can’t vote… but you can!