Minnesota's congressional districts

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Minnesota's congressional districts since 2013[1]

Minnesota is currently divided into 8 congressional districts, each represented by a member of the United States House of Representatives. After the 2010 Census, the number of Minnesota's seats remained unchanged.

Minnesota statutes do not require candidates for the United States House of Representatives to reside in the district in which they run for office, but candidates must be inhabitants of the state at the time of the election.[2][3]



Current districts and representatives[edit]

List of members of the Minnesotaan United States House delegation, their terms, their district boundaries, and the districts' political ratings according to the CPVI. The delegation has a total of 8 members, including 5 Democrats, and 3 Republicans. The delegation includes former Republican Presidential contender Michele Bachmann.

District Representative Party CPVI Incumbency District map
1st Tim Walz, official 110th Congress photo portrait.jpg Tim Walz (DFL-Rochester) DFL R+1 January 3, 2007 – present Minnesota US Congressional District 1 (since 2013).tif
2nd Johnkline.jpg John Kline (R-Lakeville) Republican R+2 January 3, 2003 – present Minnesota US Congressional District 2 (since 2013).tif
3rd Erik Paulsen Official.jpg Erik Paulsen (R-Bloomington) Republican R+2 January 3, 2009 – present Minnesota US Congressional District 3 (since 2013).tif
4th Mccollum-betty-rep.gif Betty McCollum (DFL-Saint Paul) DFL D+11 January 3, 2001 – present Minnesota US Congressional District 4 (since 2013).tif
5th Keithellison.jpg Keith Ellison (DFL-Minneapolis) DFL D+27 January 3, 2007 – present Minnesota US Congressional District 5 (since 2013).tif
6th Bachmann2011.jpg Michele Bachmann (R-Waite Park) Republican R+10 January 3, 2007 – present Minnesota US Congressional District 6 (since 2013).tif
7th Collin Peterson, Official Portrait, c.112th Congress.jpg Collin Peterson (DFL-Moorhead) DFL R+5 January 3, 1991 – present Minnesota US Congressional District 7 (since 2013).tif
8th Rick Nolan official photo.jpg Rick Nolan (DFL-Duluth) DFL D+3 January 3, 1975 – January 3, 1981, January 3, 2013 – present Minnesota US Congressional District 8 (since 2013).tif

Districts[edit]

Districts were re-drawn in 2012. The 2010 elections determined the officials for the 2011–2013 term using 2002 districts, while the 2012 elections used the new districts. The 2002–2012 districts are described below:

District Political Leanings – 113th United States Congress
District 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th State
CPVI[4] R+1 R+2 R+2 D+11 D+22 R+10 R+6 D+1 D+2

Congressional districts are also used to ensure regional representation on other government bodies within the state. The following entities are required by state statute to have at least one member from each congressional district:

Obsolete districts[edit]

Minnesota currently has eight congressional districts. There were 9th and 10th districts but they were eliminated in 1963 and 1933 respectively. Redistricting is done every 10 years to reflect population shifts within the United States.

Historical district boundaries[edit]


See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The national atlas". nationalatlas.gov. Retrieved February 2, 2014. 
  2. ^ "204B.06 FILING FOR PRIMARY; AFFIDAVIT OF CANDIDACY". Office of the Revisor of Statutes. 2012. Retrieved 2012-11-04. 
  3. ^ Devin Henry (February 21, 2012). "Bachmann to seek 6th District seat despite redistricting". MinnPost. Retrieved 2012-11-04. 
  4. ^ "Partisan Voting Index: Districts of the 113th Congress". The Cook Political Report. Retrieved February 5, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Administrative Order filed in In re Designations of Court of Appeals Judges for Congressional Districts Pursuant to Minnesota Statutes Section 480A.02, Subdivision 5". Minnesota Judicial Branch. January 13, 2012. Retrieved 2012-11-04. 
  6. ^ "137.024 CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICTS REPRESENTED ON BOARD OF REGENTS". Office of the Revisor of Statutes. 2012. Retrieved 2012-11-04. 
  7. ^ "136F.02 BOARD OF TRUSTEES". Office of the Revisor of Statutes. 2012. Retrieved 2012-11-04. 
  8. ^ "116J.988 BOARD OF INVENTION". Office of the Revisor of Statutes. 2012. Retrieved 2012-11-04. 

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