Bianca Virnig wins special election to fill Minnesota House District 52B seat

DFL candidate Bianca Virnig is poised to win a special election in Dakota County to fill a vacant Minnesota House seat.

With all precincts reporting, Virnig led Republican challenger Cynthia Lonnquist by 1,148 votes, a 17.3% margin.

Virnig will represent House District 52B, which includes Mendota and parts of Mendota Heights and Eagan. The seat opened up when Ruth Richardson resigned from her seat in September.