Minnesota Senate Republican Caucus

The Minnesota Senate Republican Caucus is the formal organization of the Republican members of the Minnesota Senate. With 35 members and a two-seat majority, the current majority leader is Senator Paul Gazelka.

Minnesota Senate Republican Caucus
LeaderPaul Gazelka
Deputy LeaderMichelle Benson
IdeologyConservatism
State partyRepublican Party of Minnesota
Senators
35 / 67
Website
www.mnsenaterepublicans.com

Current leadershipEdit

Effective with the start of the 91st Minnesota Legislature, the caucus leadership is as follows:[1]

List of caucus leadersEdit

The Republicans have held a majority in the Senate after just two elections since party organization resumed in 1973.[2] The list of caucus leaders is as follows:

Minnesota Senate Republican leaders, 1973-present
Senator Leadership post Dates of service[3]
Paul Gazelka Majority Leader January 3, 2017 to present[4]
David Hann Minority Leader January 8, 2013 to January 2, 2017[5]
David Senjem Majority Leader December 27, 2011 to January 7, 2013[6]
Amy Koch Majority Leader January 4, 2011 to December 15, 2011[7]
David Senjem Minority Leader January 3, 2007 to January 3, 2011[6]
Dick Day Minority Leader July 9, 1997 to January 2, 2007[8]
Dean Johnson Minority Leader January 5, 1993 to July 9, 1997[9]
Duane Benson Minority Leader January 6, 1987 to January 4, 1993[10]
Glen Taylor Minority Leader January 9, 1985 to January 5, 1987[11]
James Ulland Minority Leader January 4, 1983 to January 9, 1985[12]
Robert Ashbach Minority Leader January 2, 1975 to January 3, 1983[13]
Harold Krieger Minority Leader January 2, 1973 to January 1, 1975[14]

NotesEdit

  1. ^ "Senate Republicans round out leadership team with Deputy Leader and two more Assistant Leaders" (Press release). Minnesota Senate Republican Caucus. November 9, 2018. Retrieved January 23, 2019.
  2. ^ "Caucus Chart - Minnesota Legislature". www.leg.state.mn.us. Retrieved 2017-11-22.
  3. ^ "Minnesota Legislators Past & Present - Leadership Results". www.leg.state.mn.us. Retrieved 2019-07-14.
  4. ^ "Gazelka, Paul - Legislator Record - Minnesota Legislators Past & Present". www.leg.state.mn.us. Retrieved 2019-07-14.
  5. ^ "Hann, David W. - Legislator Record - Minnesota Legislators Past & Present". www.leg.state.mn.us. Retrieved 2019-07-14.
  6. ^ a b "Senjem, David H. "Dave" - Legislator Record - Minnesota Legislators Past & Present". www.leg.state.mn.us. Retrieved 2019-07-14.
  7. ^ "Koch, Amy T. - Legislator Record - Minnesota Legislators Past & Present". www.leg.state.mn.us. Retrieved 2019-07-14.
  8. ^ "Day, Richard "Dick" - Legislator Record - Minnesota Legislators Past & Present". www.leg.state.mn.us. Retrieved 2019-07-14.
  9. ^ "Johnson, Dean Elton - Legislator Record - Minnesota Legislators Past & Present". www.leg.state.mn.us. Retrieved 2019-07-14.
  10. ^ "Benson, Duane D. - Legislator Record - Minnesota Legislators Past & Present". www.leg.state.mn.us. Retrieved 2019-07-14.
  11. ^ "Taylor, Glen A. - Legislator Record - Minnesota Legislators Past & Present". www.leg.state.mn.us. Retrieved 2019-07-14.
  12. ^ "Ulland, James E. "Jim" - Legislator Record - Minnesota Legislators Past & Present". www.leg.state.mn.us. Retrieved 2019-07-14.
  13. ^ "Ashbach, Robert O. "Bob" - Legislator Record - Minnesota Legislators Past & Present". www.leg.state.mn.us. Retrieved 2019-07-14.
  14. ^ "Krieger, Harold G. - Legislator Record - Minnesota Legislators Past & Present". www.leg.state.mn.us. Retrieved 2019-07-14.

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