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Republicans Green, Grossell, Bliss win legislative elections in District 2

All three GOP candidates prevailed over DFL challengers. Incumbent House Rep. Steve Green won the District 2 Senate seat, and incumbents Matt Grossell and Matt Bliss will return to the House of Representatives.

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From left: Incumbent House Rep. Steve Green won the District 2 Senate seat, and incumbents Matt Grossell and Matt Bliss will return to the House of Representatives.
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BEMIDJI — Republicans claimed all three victories on Tuesday, Nov. 8 in races for District 2 of the Minnesota State Legislature.

Steve Green will move from the House to the Senate after winning the District 2 Senate seat. With all 189 precincts reporting, Green defeated DFL challenger Alan Roy. Green had 20,395
votes (60%) to Roy's 13,590.

Incumbents Matt Grossell and Matt Bliss will return to the House of Representatives. Grossell won the House 2A seat, defeating Reed Olson. Grossell received 8,836 votes (54.35%) to Olson's 7,406. Bliss defeated Erika Bailey-Johnson in the House 2B race by a margin of 11,308 (63.45%) to 6,505.

Green, who is a member of White Earth Nation, has served five terms in the Minnesota House of Representatives.

Grossell, who has represented House 2A since he was first elected in 2016, is a retired law enforcement officer and a veteran of the U.S. Navy.

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Bliss, who formerly represented Minnesota House Seat 5A prior to redistricting, has served two prior terms in the Minnesota House of Representatives and is the owner of Bliss Point Resort on Kitchi Lake near Pennington.

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