Republican Rep. Sondra Erickson will return to the state House in District 15A.
Erickson finished with 10,014 votes to Walsh’s 9089. votes.
Walsh, an attorney who lives in Princeton, is trying to unseat Erickson, who is serving her second stint in the Legislature. Erickson was first elected in 1998, was defeated in 2008 and won again in 2010.
Walsh, who is making his first run at the Legislature, is also president of the Mille Lacs Area Chamber of Commerce.
House District 15A includes Mille Lacs County and parts of Morrison, Sherburne and Kanabec counties