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Democrat and Hibbing legal clerk Carly Melin won the special election for House District 5B Tuesday evening, earning about 60 percent of the vote in the three-way contest.

DFLer Melin wins special election for House 5B seat

Carly Melin

Carly Melin

DFLer and Hibbing legal clerk Carly Melin won the special election for House District 5B Tuesday evening, earning about 60 percent of the vote in the three-way contest.

Republican Paul Jacobson garnered about 35 percent of the vote, and DFLer-turned Independence Party candidate Cynthia Kafut-Hagen came in with less than 4 percent. The 25-year-old Melin will replace retired DFL state Rep. Tony Sertich, who left to lead the Iron Range Resources Board in the administration of Gov. Mark Dayton.

Melin graduated from Bemidji State University with a degree in political science and went on to Hamline Law School. While in law school, Melin interned at Sertich’s office at the Capitol. Melin is currently a legal clerk for the state on the Iron Range.

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