Republican Rep. Andrea Kieffer was re-elected Tuesday to the state House of Representatives, according to the unofficial results from the Secretary of State.
The incumbent secured 54.84 percent of the vote in the win, defeating DFL challenger Ann Marie Metzger.
Kieffer had earned 12,060 votes to Metzger’s 9,909 (45.06 percent) in the House District 53B race.
Election night was somewhat “bittersweet” for Kieffer—despite her own victory Minnesota Republicans lost control of the House and Senate.
She said she would reach out to Senator-elect Susan Kent (District 53) and Representative-elect JoAnn Ward later today, and soon speak with fellow Republicans, as well.
“I’m looking forward to moving forward,” Kieffer said.
The incumbent said she ran a “consistent, positive” campaign and would remain focused on issues that are important to Woodbury residents.
“To me, it’s an honor to serve, and (the results) are a good rating of my job approval. And I’ll be reaching out to folks and letting them know how to get in touch with me and making sure they have a voice at the Capitol.”
The district encompasses the bulk of Woodbury.
This will be Kieffer’s second term in the state House.
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