John Benson (Minnesota politician)

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John Benson
Member of the Minnesota House of Representatives
from the 44B district
43B (2007–2013)
In office
January 3, 2007 – January 5, 2015
Preceded by Ron Abrams
Succeeded by Jon Applebaum
Personal details
Born (1943-07-30) July 30, 1943 (age 73)
Glasgow, Montana
Political party Minnesota Democratic–Farmer–Labor Party
Spouse(s) Barbara
Children 2
Residence Minnetonka, Minnesota
Alma mater Mankato State University
University of Minnesota
Occupation educator, legislator

John H. Benson (born July 30, 1943) is a Minnesota politician and former member of the Minnesota House of Representatives. A member of the Minnesota Democratic–Farmer–Labor Party (DFL), he represented District 44B, which includes portions of western Hennepin County in the Twin Cities metropolitan area.

Minnesota House of Representatives[edit]

Benson was first elected in 2006 and re-elected in 2008, 2010, and 2012.[1] He announced on December 18, 2013 that he will not run for re-election in 2014.[2]


  1. ^ "Minnesota Legislators Past & Present - Legislator Record - Benson, John". Retrieved 2010-07-20. 
  2. ^ Kimball, Joe (December 18, 2013). "Another DFL legislator, Rep. John Benson, won't seek re-election". MinnPost. Retrieved December 18, 2013. 

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