86th Minnesota Legislature

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Eighty-sixth Minnesota Legislature
85th Minnesota Legislature 87th Minnesota Legislature
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Overview
Jurisdiction Minnesota, United States
Meeting place Minnesota State Capitol
Term January 6, 2009 (2009-01-06) – January 4, 2011 (2011-01-04)
Election 2008 General Election
Website www.leg.state.mn.us
Minnesota State Senate
Members 67 Senators
President James Metzen
Majority Leader Lawrence Pogemiller
Minority Leader David Senjem
Party control Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party
Minnesota House of Representatives
Members 134 Representatives
Speaker Margaret Anderson Kelliher
Majority Leader Anthony Sertich
Minority Leader Marty Seifert,
Kurt Zellers
Party control Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party

The eighty-sixth Minnesota Legislature first convened on January 6, 2009 and ended upon the beginning of the next Legislature in January 2011. The 67 members of the Minnesota Senate were elected during the 2006 General Election, and the 134 members of the Minnesota House of Representatives were elected during the 2008 General Election.

Sessions[edit]

Two special sessions were held. The first was for several hours on May 17, 2010, to complete a budget bill. The second special session was held October 18, 2010, to provide disaster relief to flood areas in Southern Minnesota.[1]

Party summary[edit]

Resignations and new members are discussed in the "Membership changes" section, below.

Senate[edit]

Party
(Shading indicates majority caucus)
Total Vacant
DFL GOP
End of previous Legislature 44 21 65 2
Begin 46 21 67 0
January 8, 2010 20 66 1
January 26, 2010 21 67 0
Latest voting share 69% 31%
Beginning of the next Legislature 30 37 67 0

House of Representatives[edit]

Party
(Shading indicates majority caucus)
Total Vacant
DFL GOP
End of previous Legislature 85 49 134 0
Begin 87 47 134 0
Latest voting share 65% 35%
Beginning of the next Legislature 62 72 134 0

Leadership[edit]

Senate[edit]

President of the Senate
James Metzen (DFL-South St. Paul)
Senate Majority Leader
Lawrence Pogemiller (DFL-Minneapolis)
Senate Minority Leader
David Senjem (R-Rochester)

House of Representatives[edit]

Speaker of the House
Margaret Anderson Kelliher (DFL-Minneapolis)
House Majority Leader
Anthony Sertich (DFL-Chisholm)
House Minority Leader
Until June 24, 2009 Marty Seifert (R-Marshall)
From June 24, 2009 Kurt Zellers (R-Maple Grove)

House Members[edit]

Members, 2009-2010[edit]

District Name Party Residence
1A Dave Olin DFL Thief River Falls
1B Bernard Lieder DFL Crookston
2A Kent Eken DFL Twin Valley
2B Brita Sailer DFL Park Rapids
3A Tom Anzelc DFL Balsam Township
3B Loren Solberg DFL Grand Rapids
4A John Persell DFL Bemidji
4B Larry Howes Rep Walker
5A Tom Rukavina DFL Virginia
5B Anthony Sertich DFL Chisholm
6A David Dill DFL Crane Lake
6B Mary Murphy DFL Hermantown
7A Thomas Huntley DFL Duluth
7B Roger Reinert DFL Duluth
8A Bill Hilty DFL Finlayson
8B Tim Faust DFL Hinckley
9A Morrie Lanning Rep Moorhead
9B Paul Marquart DFL Dilworth
10A Bud Nornes Rep Fergus Falls
10B Mark Murdock Rep Ottertail
11A Torrey Westrom Rep Elbow Lake
11B Mary Ellen Otremba DFL Long Prairie
12A John Ward DFL Brainerd
12B Al Doty DFL Royalton
13A Paul Anderson Rep Starbuck
13B Al Juhnke DFL Willmar
14A Dan Severson Rep Sauk Rapids
14B Larry Hosch DFL St. Joseph
15A Steve Gottwalt Rep St. Cloud
15B Larry Haws DFL St. Cloud
16A Gail Kulick Jackson DFL Milaca
16B Mary Kiffmeyer Rep Big Lake
17A Rob Eastlund Rep Isanti
17B Jeremy Kalin DFL North Branch
18A Ron Shimanski Rep Silver Lake
18B Dean Urdahl Rep Grove City
19A Bruce Anderson Rep Buffalo Township
19B Tom Emmer Rep Delano
20A Andrew Falk DFL Murdock
20B Lyle Koenen DFL Clara City
21A Marty Seifert Rep Marshall
21B Paul Torkelson Rep St. James
22A Doug Magnus Rep Slayton
22B Rod Hamilton Rep Mountain Lake
23A Terry Morrow DFL St. Peter
23B Kathy Brynaert DFL Mankato
24A Bob Gunther Rep Fairmont
24B Tony Cornish Rep Good Thunder
25A Laura Brod Rep New Prague
25B David Bly DFL Northfield
26A Kory Kath DFL Owatonna
26B Patti Fritz DFL Faribault
27A Robin Brown DFL Moscow Township
27B Jeanne Poppe DFL Austin
28A Tim Kelly Rep Red Wing
28B Steve Drazkowski Rep Wabasha
29A Randy Demmer Rep Hayfield
29B Kim Norton DFL Rochester
30A Tina Liebling DFL Rochester
30B Andy Welti DFL Plainview
31A Gene Pelowski DFL Winona
31B Greg Davids Rep Preston
32A Joyce Peppin Rep Rogers
32B Kurt Zellers Rep Maple Grove
33A Steve Smith Rep Mound
33B Connie Doepke Rep Wayzata
34A Paul Kohls Rep Victoria
34B Joe Hoppe Rep Chaska
35A Michael Beard Rep Shakopee
35B Mark Buesgens Rep Jordan
36A Mary Liz Holberg Rep Lakeville
36B Pat Garofalo Rep Farmington
37A Tara Mack Rep Apple Valley
37B Phil Sterner DFL Rosemount
38A Sandra Masin DFL Eagan
38B Mike Obermueller DFL Eagan
39A Rick Hansen DFL South Saint Paul
39B Joe Atkins DFL Inver Grove Heights
40A Will Morgan DFL Burnsville
40B Ann Lenczewski DFL Bloomington
41A Keith Downey Rep Edina
41B Paul Rosenthal DFL Edina
42A Maria Ruud DFL Minnetonka
42B Jenifer Loon Rep Eden Prairie
43A Sarah Anderson Rep Plymouth
43B John Benson DFL Minnetonka
44A Steve Simon DFL St. Louis Park
44B Ryan Winkler DFL Golden Valley
45A Sandra Peterson DFL New Hope
45B Lyndon Carlson DFL Brooklyn Center
46A Michael Nelson DFL Brooklyn Park
46B Debra Hilstrom DFL Brooklyn Center
47A Denise Dittrich DFL Champlin
47B Melissa Hortman DFL Brooklyn Park
48A Tom Hackbarth Rep Cedar
48B Jim Abeler Rep Anoka
49A Peggy Scott Rep Andover
49B Jerry Newton DFL Coon Rapids
50A Carolyn Laine DFL Columbia Heights
50B Kate Knuth DFL New Brighton
51A Tim Sanders Rep Blaine
51B Tom Tillberry DFL Fridley
52A Bob Dettmer Rep Forest Lake
52B Matt Dean Rep Dellwood
53A Paul Gardner DFL Shoreview
53B Carol McFarlane Rep White Bear Lake
54A Mindy Greiling DFL Roseville
54B Bev Scalze DFL Little Canada
55A Leon Lillie DFL North Saint Paul
55B Nora Slawik DFL Maplewood
56A Julie Bunn DFL Lake Elmo
56B Marsha Swails DFL Woodbury
57A Karla Bigham DFL Cottage Grove
57B Denny McNamara Rep Hastings
58A Joe Mullery DFL Minneapolis
58B Bobby Joe Champion DFL Minneapolis
59A Diane Loeffler DFL Minneapolis
59B Phyllis Kahn DFL Minneapolis
60A Margaret Anderson Kelliher DFL Minneapolis
60B Frank Hornstein DFL Minneapolis
61A Karen Clark DFL Minneapolis
61B Jeff Hayden DFL Minneapolis
62A Jim Davnie DFL Minneapolis
62B Jean Wagenius DFL Minneapolis
63A Paul Thissen DFL Minneapolis
63B Linda Slocum DFL Richfield
64A Erin Murphy DFL Saint Paul
64B Michael Paymar DFL Saint Paul
65A Cy Thao DFL Saint Paul
65B Carlos Mariani DFL Saint Paul
66A John Lesch DFL Saint Paul
66B Alice Hausman DFL Saint Paul
67A Tim Mahoney DFL Saint Paul
67B Sheldon Johnson DFL Saint Paul

Senate Members[edit]

Members: 2009-2010[edit]

District Name Party Residence First elected
1 LeRoy A. Stumpf DFL Thief River Falls 1982
2 Rod Skoe DFL Clearbrook 2002
3 Tom Saxhaug DFL Grand Rapids 2002
4 Mary Olson DFL Bemidji 2006
5 Dave Tomassoni DFL Chisholm 2000
6 Tom Bakk DFL Cook 2002
7 Yvonne Prettner Solon DFL Duluth 2002
8 Tony Lourey DFL Kerrick 2006
9 Keith Langseth DFL Glyndon 1980
10 Dan Skogen DFL Hewitt 2006
11 Bill Ingebrigtsen Rep Alexandria 2006
12 Paul Koering Rep Fort Ripley 2002
13 Joe Gimse Rep Willmar 2006
14 Michelle Fischbach Rep Paynesville 1996
15 Tarryl Clark DFL St. Cloud 2006
16 Lisa Fobbe DFL Zimmerman 2008
17 Rick Olseen DFL Harris 2006
18 Steve Dille Rep Dassel 1992
19 Amy Koch Rep Buffalo 2006
20 Gary Kubly DFL Granite Falls 2002
21 Dennis Frederickson Rep New Ulm 1982
22 Jim Vickerman DFL Tracy 1986
23 Kathy Sheran DFL Mankato 2006
24 Julie Rosen Rep Fairmont 2002
25 Kevin Dahle DFL Northfield 2008
26 Mike Parry Rep Waseca 2010
27 Dan Sparks DFL Austin 2002
28 Steve Murphy DFL Red Wing 1992
29 David Senjem Rep Rochester 2002
30 Ann Lynch DFL Rochester 2006
31 Sharon Erickson Ropes DFL Winona 2006
32 Warren Limmer Rep Maple Grove 1994
33 Gen Olson Rep Minnetrista 1982
34 Julianne Ortman Rep Chanhassen 2002
35 Claire Robling Rep Jordan 1996
36 Pat Pariseau Rep Farmington 1988
37 Chris Gerlach Rep Apple Valley 2004
38 Jim Carlson DFL Eagan 2006
39 James Metzen DFL South Saint Paul 1986
40 John Doll DFL Burnsville 2006
41 Geoff Michel Rep Edina 2002
42 David Hann Rep Eden Prairie 2002
43 Terri Bonoff DFL Hopkins 2004
44 Ron Latz DFL St. Louis Park 2006
45 Ann Rest DFL New Hope 2000
46 Linda Scheid DFL Brooklyn Park 1996
47 Leo Foley DFL Coon Rapids 1996
48 Mike Jungbauer Rep East Bethel 2002
49 Debbie Johnson Rep Ham Lake 2000
50 Satveer Chaudhary DFL Fridley 2000
51 Don Betzold DFL Fridley 1992
52 Ray Vandeveer Rep Forest Lake 2006
53 Sandy Rummel DFL White Bear Lake 2006
54 John Marty DFL Roseville 1986
55 Charles Wiger DFL Maplewood 1996
56 Kathy Saltzman DFL Woodbury 2006
57 Katie Sieben DFL Newport 2006
58 Linda Higgins DFL Minneapolis 1996
59 Lawrence Pogemiller DFL Minneapolis 1982
60 D. Scott Dibble DFL Minneapolis 2002
61 Linda Berglin DFL Minneapolis 1980
62 Patricia Torres Ray DFL Minneapolis 2006
63 Ken Kelash DFL Minneapolis 2008
64 Dick Cohen DFL Saint Paul 1986
65 Sandy Pappas DFL Saint Paul 1990
66 Ellen Anderson DFL Saint Paul 1992
67 Mee Moua DFL Saint Paul 2002

Membership changes[edit]

Senate[edit]

District Vacator Reason for change Successor Date successor
elected
26 Dick Day
(R)
Resigned January 8, 2010 to head Racino Now and lobby for slots at the state's two horse-racing tracks. Mike Parry
(R)
January 26, 2010

References[edit]

Majority and Minority Leaders of the Minnesota House of Representatives, 1901-present
Minnesota Legislators Past and Present, 86th Session

Results of Special Elections for the Minnesota Legislature, 1971-present

Preceded by
Eighty-fifth Minnesota Legislature
Eighty-sixth Minnesota Legislature
2009—2010
Succeeded by
Eighty-seventh Minnesota Legislature