Chad Anderson won Tuesday’s District 50B special election to become the newest House member.
The Republican garnered 51.24 percent of the 5,039 votes cast to best DFL candidate Andrew Carlson by 2.58 percent — 130 votes — in the race to replace former Rep. Ann Lenczewski. She resigned in December to become a lobbyist.
With Anderson’s win, Republicans hold a 73-61 seat advantage in the House. The 2016 legislative session is scheduled to begin March 8 and must end by May 23.
A real estate broker and small-business owner, Anderson, 36, has a business marketing degree from Bethel University. He and his wife, Anne, have four children.
No swearing-in date has been announced, nor has an office number or committee assignments. Anderson’s office phone number will be 651-296-4218.
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