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Minnesota House of Representatives

The Minnesota House of Representatives is the lower house of the Legislature of the U.S. state of Minnesota. There are 134 members, exactly twice as many as the Minnesota Senate. Floor sessions are held in the north wing of the State Capitol in Saint Paul. Offices for members and staff, as well as most committee hearings, are located in the nearby State Office Building.

Minnesota House of Representatives
91st Minnesota Legislature
Coat of arms or logo
Type
Type
Term limits
None
History
New session started
January 8, 2019 (2019-01-08)
Leadership
Melissa Hortman (DFL)
since January 8, 2019
Ryan Winkler (DFL)
since January 8, 2019
Kurt Daudt (R)
since January 8, 2019
Structure
Seats134
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Political groups
Length of term
2 years
AuthorityArticle IV, Minnesota Constitution
Salary$45,000/year + per diem
Elections
First-past-the-post
Last election
November 6, 2018
Next election
November 3, 2020
RedistrictingLegislative control
Meeting place
House Chamber, Minnesota State Capitol.jpg
House of Representatives chamber
Minnesota State Capitol
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Website
www.house.mn

Contents

HistoryEdit

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

ElectionsEdit

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 6, 2018.

CompositionEdit

91st Minnesota Legislature (2019–2021)
Party
(Shading indicates majority caucus)
Total Vacant
Democratic–
Farmer–Labor
Republican
Republican
Caucus
New Republican
Caucus[nb 1]
End of the previous Legislature 55 75 0 130 4
Begin (January 8, 2019) 74 55 4 133 1
January 10, 2019[nb 2] 75 134 0
February 12, 2019[nb 3] 54 133 1
TBA[nb 4] 55 134 0
Latest voting share 56% 41% 3%

Members, 2019–2021Edit

 
House districts by caucus      DFL      Republican      New Republican
District Name Caucus Residence First elected
1 A Dan Fabian Republican Roseau 2010
B Deb Kiel Republican Crookston 2010
2 A Matt Grossell Republican Clearbrook 2016
B Steve Green Republican Fosston 2012
3 A Rob Ecklund DFL International Falls 2015[nb 5]
B Mary Murphy DFL Hermantown 1976
4 A Ben Lien DFL Moorhead 2012
B Paul Marquart DFL Dilworth 2000
5 A John Persell DFL Bemidji 2008[nb 6]
B Sandy Layman Republican Cohasset 2016
6 A Julie Sandstede DFL Hibbing 2016
B Dave Lislegard DFL Aurora 2018
7 A Jennifer Schultz DFL Duluth 2014
B Liz Olson DFL Duluth 2016
8 A Bud Nornes Republican Fergus Falls 1996
B Mary Franson Republican Alexandria 2010
9 A John Poston Republican Lake Shore 2016
B Ron Kresha Republican Little Falls 2012
10 A Josh Heintzeman Republican Nisswa 2014
B Dale Lueck Republican Aitkin 2014
11 A Mike Sundin DFL Esko 2012
B Nathan Nelson Republican Clover Township 2019[nb 5]
12 A Jeff Backer Republican Browns Valley 2014
B Paul Anderson Republican Starbuck 2008
13 A Lisa Demuth Republican Cold Spring 2018
B Tim O'Driscoll Republican Sartell 2010
14 A Tama Theis Republican St. Cloud 2013[nb 5]
B Dan Wolgamott DFL St. Cloud 2018
15 A Sondra Erickson Republican Princeton 1998[nb 7]
B Shane Mekeland Republican Clear Lake 2018
16 A Chris Swedzinski Republican Ghent 2010
B Paul Torkelson Republican Hanska 2008
17 A Tim Miller New Republican Prinsburg 2014
B Dave Baker Republican Willmar 2014
18 A Dean Urdahl Republican Grove City 2002
B Glenn Gruenhagen Republican Glencoe 2010
19 A Jeff Brand DFL St. Peter 2018
B Jack Considine DFL Mankato 2014
20 A Bob Vogel Republican Elko New Market 2014
B Todd Lippert DFL Northfield 2018
21 A Barb Haley Republican Red Wing 2016
B Steve Drazkowski New Republican Mazeppa 2007[nb 5]
22 A Joe Schomacker Republican Luverne 2010
B Rod Hamilton Republican Mountain Lake 2004
23 A Bob Gunther Republican Fairmont 1995[nb 5]
B Jeremy Munson New Republican Lake Crystal 2018[nb 5]
24 A John Petersburg Republican Waseca 2012
B Brian Daniels Republican Faribault 2014
25 A Duane Quam Republican Byron 2010
B Duane Sauke DFL Rochester 2016
26 A Tina Liebling DFL Rochester 2004
B Nels Pierson Republican Stewartville 2014
27 A Peggy Bennett Republican Albert Lea 2014
B Jeanne Poppe DFL Austin 2004
28 A Gene Pelowski DFL Winona 1986
B Greg Davids Republican Preston 1991[nb 8]
29 A Joe McDonald Republican Delano 2010
B Marion O'Neill Republican Maple Lake 2012
30 A Nick Zerwas Republican Elk River 2012
B Eric Lucero Republican Dayton 2014
31 A Kurt Daudt Republican Crown 2010
B Cal Bahr New Republican East Bethel 2016
32 A Brian Johnson Republican Castle Rock 2012
B Anne Neu Republican North Branch 2017[nb 5]
33 A Jerry Hertaus Republican Greenfield 2012
B Kelly Morrison DFL Deephaven 2018
34 A Kristin Robbins Republican Maple Grove 2018
B Kristin Bahner DFL Maple Grove 2018
35 A John Heinrich Republican Anoka 2018
B Peggy Scott Republican Andover 2008
36 A Zack Stephenson DFL Coon Rapids 2018
B Melissa Hortman DFL Brooklyn Park 2004
37 A Erin Koegel DFL Spring Lake Park 2016
B Nolan West Republican Blaine 2016
38 A Linda Runbeck Republican Circle Pines 1989[nb 9]
B Ami Wazlawik DFL White Bear Township 2018
39 A Bob Dettmer Republican Forest Lake 2006
B Shelly Christensen DFL Stillwater 2018
40 A Mike Nelson DFL Brooklyn Park 2002
B Samantha Vang DFL Brooklyn Center 2018
41 A Connie Bernardy DFL New Brighton 2000[nb 10]
B Mary Kunesh-Podein DFL New Brighton 2016
42 A Kelly Moller DFL Shoreview 2018
B Jamie Becker-Finn DFL Roseville 2016
43 A Peter Fischer DFL Maplewood 2012
B Leon Lillie DFL North St. Paul 2004
44 A Ginny Klevorn DFL Plymouth 2018
B Patty Acomb DFL Minnetonka 2018
45 A Lyndon Carlson DFL Crystal 1972
B Mike Freiberg DFL Golden Valley 2012
46 A Ryan Winkler DFL Golden Valley 2006[nb 11]
B Cheryl Youakim DFL Hopkins 2014
47 A Jim Nash Republican Waconia 2014
B Greg Boe Republican Chaska 2018
48 A Laurie Pryor DFL Minnetonka 2016
B Carlie Kotyza-Witthuhn DFL Eden Prairie 2018
49 A Heather Edelson DFL Edina 2018
B Steve Elkins DFL Bloomington 2018
50 A Michael Howard DFL Richfield 2018
B Andrew Carlson DFL Bloomington 2016
51 A Sandra Masin DFL Eagan 2006[nb 12]
B Laurie Halverson DFL Eagan 2012
52 A Rick Hansen DFL South St. Paul 2004
B Ruth Richardson DFL Mendota Heights 2018
53 A Tou Xiong DFL Maplewood 2018
B Steve Sandell DFL Woodbury 2018
54 A Anne Claflin DFL South St. Paul 2018
B Tony Jurgens Republican Cottage Grove 2016
55 A Brad Tabke DFL Shakopee 2018
B Tony Albright Republican Prior Lake 2012
56 A Hunter Cantrell DFL Savage 2018
B Alice Mann DFL Lakeville 2018
57 A Robert Bierman DFL Apple Valley 2018
B John Huot DFL Rosemount 2018
58 A Jon Koznick Republican Lakeville 2014
B Pat Garofalo Republican Farmington 2004
59 A Fue Lee DFL Minneapolis 2016
B Raymond Dehn DFL Minneapolis 2012
60 A Diane Loeffler DFL Minneapolis 2004
B Mohamud Noor DFL Minneapolis 2018
61 A Frank Hornstein DFL Minneapolis 2002
B Jamie Long DFL Minneapolis 2018
62 A Hodan Hassan DFL Minneapolis 2018
B Aisha Gomez DFL Minneapolis 2018
63 A Jim Davnie DFL Minneapolis 2000
B Jean Wagenius DFL Minneapolis 1986
64 A Kaohly Her DFL Saint Paul 2018
B Dave Pinto DFL Saint Paul 2014
65 A Rena Moran DFL Saint Paul 2010
B Carlos Mariani DFL Saint Paul 1990
66 A Alice Hausman DFL Saint Paul 1989[nb 5]
B John Lesch DFL Saint Paul 2002
67 A Tim Mahoney DFL Saint Paul 1998
B Jay Xiong DFL Saint Paul 2018

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Four Republicans announced on December 8, 2018, they would not join the Republican caucus in the 91st Legislature and would instead form their own caucus, the "New House Republican Caucus."[3]
  2. ^ District 57A DFL member Robert Bierman assumed office after being hospitalized due to an infection.[4]
  3. ^ District 11B Republican incumbent Jason Rarick resigned to assume seat in the Minnesota Senate after winning a special election on February 5, 2019.
  4. ^ Republican Nathan Nelson won a special election in District 11B on March 19, 2019.
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h Elected in a special election.[5]
  6. ^ Lost re-election in 2016. Elected again in 2018.
  7. ^ Elected in a special election. Lost re-election in 2008. Elected again in 2010.
  8. ^ Elected in a special election. Lost re-election in 2006. Elected again in 2008.
  9. ^ Elected in a special election. Did not seek re-election in 1992 in order to seek election to the Minnesota Senate. Did not seek re-election to the Senate in 2000. Elected again to the House in 2010.
  10. ^ Did not seek re-election in 2006. Elected again in 2012.
  11. ^ Resigned effective July 1, 2015. Elected again in 2018.
  12. ^ Lost re-election in 2010. Elected again in 2012.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Women Wielding Power: Pioneer Female State Legislators". National Women's History Museum. Archived from the original on June 4, 2011. Retrieved March 29, 2012.
  2. ^ "Minn. Const. art. IV, § 4". Constitution of the State of Minnesota. Retrieved January 24, 2013.
  3. ^ Bakst, Brian (December 8, 2018). "Renegade House members split from GOP caucus". Minnesota Public Radio. Retrieved January 14, 2019.
  4. ^ Dexter, Patty (January 10, 2019). "Rep. Robert Bierman misses first day of session due to being hospitalized". Sun Thisweek. Adams Publishing Group. Retrieved January 14, 2019.
  5. ^ "Party Control of the Minnesota House of Representatives, 1951-present". Minnesota Legislative Reference Library. Retrieved November 13, 2018.

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