Minnesota House of Representatives

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Minnesota House of Representatives
89th Minnesota Legislature
Coat of arms or logo
Term limits
New session started
January 6, 2015 (2015-01-06)
Kurt Daudt (R)
Since January 6, 2015
Joyce Peppin (R)
Since January 6, 2015
Paul Thissen (DFL)
Since January 6, 2015
Seats 134
Political groups
Length of term
2 years
Authority Article IV, Minnesota Constitution
Salary $31,140.90/year + per diem
Last election
November 4, 2014
Next election
November 8, 2016
Redistricting Legislative control
Meeting place
House Chamber, Minnesota State Capitol.jpg
House of Representatives chamber
Minnesota State Capitol
Saint Paul, Minnesota

The Minnesota House of Representatives is the lower house of the Minnesota Legislature of the U.S. state of Minnesota. There are 134 members, twice as many as the Minnesota Senate. Floor sessions are held in the north wing of the Minnesota State Capitol in Saint Paul, Minnesota.

Offices of all members are located in the State Office Building, connected by tunnel just to the west of the Capitol. It is where most House committee meetings are held.


Following the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment in 1920, women were eligible for election to the Minnesota Legislature. In 1922, Mabeth Hurd Paige, Hannah Kempfer, Sue Metzger Dickey Hough and Myrtle Cain were elected to the Minnesota House of Representatives.[1]


Each Senate district is divided in half and given the suffix A or B (for example, House district 32B is geographically within Senate district 32). Members are elected for two-year terms.[2] Districts are redrawn after the decennial United States Census in time for the primary and general elections in years ending in 2. The most recent election was held on November 4, 2014.


89th Minnesota Legislature (2015–17)
(Shading indicates majority caucus)
Total Vacant
Democratic–Farmer–Labor Republican
End of the previous legislature 73 61 134 0
Begin 62 72 134 0
July 1, 2015[nb 1] 61 72 133 1
August 8, 2015[nb 2] 60 72 132 2
November 9, 2015[nb 3] 61 72 133 1
December 15, 2015[nb 4] 60 72 132 2
December 17, 2015[nb 5] 61 72 133 1
Latest voting share 45.9% 54.1%

Members, 2015–17

House districts by political party affiliation      Republican      DFL      vacant
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District Name Party Residence First elected
1A Dan Fabian Republican Roseau 2010
1B Deb Kiel Republican Crookston 2010
2A Dave Hancock Republican Bemidji 2010, 2014
2B Steve Green Republican Fosston 2012
3A Rob Ecklund DFL International Falls 2015*
3B Mary Murphy DFL Hermantown 1976
4A Ben Lien DFL Moorhead 2012
4B Paul Marquart DFL Dilworth 2000
5A John Persell DFL Bemidji 2008
5B Tom Anzelc DFL Balsam Township 2006
6A Carly Melin DFL Hibbing 2011*
6B Jason Metsa DFL Virginia 2012
7A Jennifer Schultz DFL Duluth 2014
7B Erik Simonson DFL Duluth 2012
8A Bud Nornes Republican Fergus Falls 1996
8B Mary Franson Republican Alexandria 2010
9A Mark Anderson Republican Lake Shore 2012
9B Ron Kresha Republican Little Falls 2012
10A Josh Heintzeman Republican Nisswa 2014
10B Dale Lueck Republican Aitkin 2014
11A Mike Sundin DFL Esko 2012
11B Jason Rarick Republican Pine City 2014
12A Jeff Backer Republican Browns Valley 2014
12B Paul Anderson Republican Starbuck 2008
13A Jeff Howe Republican Rockville 2012
13B Tim O'Driscoll Republican Sartell 2010
14A Tama Theis Republican St. Cloud 2013*
14B Jim Knoblach Republican St. Cloud 1994, 2014
15A Sondra Erickson Republican Princeton 1998*, 2010
15B Jim Newberger Republican Becker 2012
16A Chris Swedzinski Republican Ghent 2010
16B Paul Torkelson Republican Hanska 2008
17A Tim Miller Republican Prinsburg 2014
17B Dave Baker Republican Willmar 2014
18A Dean Urdahl Republican Grove City 2002
18B Glenn Gruenhagen Republican Glencoe 2010
19A Clark Johnson DFL North Mankato 2013*
19B Jack Considine DFL Mankato 2014
20A Bob Vogel Republican Elko New Market 2014
20B David Bly DFL Northfield 2006, 2012
21A Tim Kelly Republican Red Wing 2008
21B Steve Drazkowski Republican Mazeppa 2007*
22A Joe Schomacker Republican Luverne 2010
22B Rod Hamilton Republican Mountain Lake 2004
23A Bob Gunther Republican Fairmont 1995*
23B Tony Cornish Republican Vernon Center 2002
24A John Petersburg Republican Waseca 2012
24B Brian Daniels Republican Faribault 2014
25A Duane Quam Republican Byron 2010
25B Kim Norton DFL Rochester 2006
26A Tina Liebling DFL Rochester 2004
26B Nels Pierson Republican Rochester 2014
27A Peggy Bennett Republican Albert Lea 2014
27B Jeanne Poppe DFL Austin 2004
28A Gene Pelowski DFL Winona 1986
28B Greg Davids Republican Preston 1991*, 2008
29A Joe McDonald Republican Delano 2010
29B Marion O'Neill Republican Maple Lake 2012
30A Nick Zerwas Republican Elk River 2012
30B Eric Lucero Republican Dayton 2014
31A Kurt Daudt Republican Crown 2010
31B Tom Hackbarth Republican Cedar 1994, 1998
32A Brian Johnson Republican Cambridge 2012
32B Bob Barrett Republican Lindstrom 2010
33A Jerry Hertaus Republican Greenfield 2012
33B Cindy Pugh Republican Chanhassen 2012
34A Joyce Peppin Republican Rogers 2004
34B Dennis Smith Republican Maple Grove 2014
35A Abigail Whelan Republican Anoka 2014
35B Peggy Scott Republican Andover 2008
36A Mark Uglem Republican Champlin 2012
36B Melissa Hortman DFL Brooklyn Park 2004
37A Jerry Newton DFL Coon Rapids 2008, 2012
37B Tim Sanders Republican Blaine 2008
38A Linda Runbeck Republican Circle Pines 1989*, 2010
38B Matt Dean Republican Dellwood 2004
39A Bob Dettmer Republican Forest Lake 2006
39B Kathy Lohmer Republican Stillwater 2010
40A Mike Nelson DFL Brooklyn Park 2002
40B Debra Hilstrom DFL Brooklyn Center 2000
41A Connie Bernardy DFL Fridley 2000, 2012
41B Carolyn Laine DFL Columbia Heights 2006
42A Barb Yarusso DFL Shoreview 2012
42B Jason Isaacson DFL Little Canada 2012
43A Peter Fischer DFL Maplewood 2012
43B Leon Lillie DFL North St. Paul 2004
44A Sarah Anderson Republican Plymouth 2006
44B Jon Applebaum DFL Minnetonka 2014
45A Lyndon Carlson DFL Crystal 1972
45B Mike Freiberg DFL Golden Valley 2012
46A Peggy Flanagan DFL St. Louis Park 2015*
46B Cheryl Youakim DFL Hopkins 2014
47A Jim Nash Republican Waconia 2014
47B Joe Hoppe Republican Chaska 2002
48A Yvonne Selcer DFL Minnetonka 2012
48B Jenifer Loon Republican Eden Prairie 2008
49A Ron Erhardt DFL Edina 1990, 2012
49B Paul Rosenthal DFL Edina 2008, 2012
50A Linda Slocum DFL Richfield 2006
50B pending special election
51A Sandra Masin DFL Eagan 2006, 2012
51B Laurie Halverson DFL Eagan 2012
52A Rick Hansen DFL South St. Paul 2004
52B Joe Atkins DFL Inver Grove Heights 2002
53A JoAnn Ward DFL Woodbury 2012
53B Kelly Fenton Republican Woodbury 2014
54A Dan Schoen DFL St. Paul Park 2012
54B Denny McNamara Republican Hastings 2002
55A Bob Loonan Republican Shakopee 2014
55B Tony Albright Republican Prior Lake 2012
56A Drew Christensen Republican Savage 2014
56B Roz Peterson Republican Lakeville 2014
57A Tara Mack Republican Apple Valley 2008
57B Anna Wills Republican Apple Valley 2012
58A Jon Koznick Republican Lakeville 2014
58B Pat Garofalo Republican Farmington 2004
59A Joe Mullery DFL Minneapolis 1996
59B Raymond Dehn DFL Minneapolis 2012
60A Diane Loeffler DFL Minneapolis 2004
60B Phyllis Kahn DFL Minneapolis 1972
61A Frank Hornstein DFL Minneapolis 2002
61B Paul Thissen DFL Minneapolis 2002
62A Karen Clark DFL Minneapolis 1980
62B Susan Allen DFL Minneapolis 2012*
63A Jim Davnie DFL Minneapolis 2000
63B Jean Wagenius DFL Minneapolis 1986
64A Erin Murphy DFL Saint Paul 2006
64B Dave Pinto DFL Saint Paul 2014
65A Rena Moran DFL Saint Paul 2010
65B Carlos Mariani DFL Saint Paul 1990
66A Alice Hausman DFL Saint Paul 1989*
66B John Lesch DFL Saint Paul 2002
67A Tim Mahoney DFL Saint Paul 1998
67B Sheldon Johnson DFL Saint Paul 2000
*Elected in a special election.[5]
†Elected to non-consecutive terms.[6]

See also


  1. Ryan Winkler (46A) resigned.[3]
  2. David Dill (3A) died from cancer.[4]
  3. Peggy Flanagan (46A) assumed office.
  4. Ann Lenczewski (50B) resigned.
  5. Rob Ecklund (3A) assumed office.


  1. "Women Wielding Power: Pioneer Female State Legislators". National Women's History Museum. Retrieved March 29, 2012.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. "Minn. Const. art. IV, § 4". Constitution of the State of Minnesota. Retrieved January 24, 2013.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. "Winkler resignation from Minnesota Legislature effective July 1 as he prepares move to Europe". Associated Press. June 15, 2015. Retrieved June 24, 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. Walsh, Paul (August 9, 2015). "NE Minnesota Rep. David Dill, championed outdoors, dies from cancer". Star Tribune. Retrieved August 9, 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  5. "Party Control of the Minnesota House of Representatives, 1951-present". Minnesota Legislative Reference Library. Retrieved December 10, 2012.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  6. "Members by Seniority 2013 - 2014". Minnesota House of Representatives. Retrieved January 7, 2013.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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