Republican State Senator David Osmek has been re-elected to serve a second term representing Minnesota Senate District 33, which includes Corcoran, Deephaven, Excelsior, Greenfield, Greenwood, Independence, Long Lake, Loretto, Maple Plain, Medina, Minnetonka Beach, Minnetrista, Mound, Orono, Shorewood, Spring Park, St. Bonifacius, Tonka Bay, Wayzata and parts of Chanhassen.
Osmek received 30,175 votes, or 59.6 percent, with DFLer Sherrie Pugh receiving 17,335 votes, or 34.2 percent, followed by Libertarian Party candidate Jay Nygard with 3,080 votes, or 6.1 percent, according to unofficial results from the Secretary of State’s office.
Osmek, who has served as minority whip in the Minnesota Senate since 2014, is a resident of Mound and works as a project manager for OptumInsight/United HealthGroup. Before being elected to the state senate, Osmek served for 11 years as a Mound City Council member.
“With the results in, it is obvious that a vast majority of my constituents believe and support my efforts in the Minnesota Senate,” Osmek said of his win. ” I appreciate the validation of my four years of work and look forward to returning to St. Paul to represent them in January.”