Mary Liz Holberg

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Mary Liz Holberg
Member of the Minnesota House of Representatives
from the 58A district
37B (1999–2003), 36A (2003–2013)
In office
January 5, 1999 – January 5, 2015
Preceded by Bill Macklin
Succeeded by Jon Koznick
Personal details
Born (1959-11-13) November 13, 1959 (age 55)
Political party Republican Party of Minnesota
Spouse(s) Thomas
Children 2
Residence Lakeville, Minnesota
Alma mater Normandale Community College
St. Cloud State University
Occupation legislator

Mary Liz Holberg (born November 13, 1959) is a Minnesota politician, member of the Dakota County, Minnesota Board of Commissioners,[1] and former member of the Minnesota House of Representatives. A member of the Republican Party of Minnesota, she represented District 58A, which encompasses most of the city of Lakeville in Dakota County.

Minnesota House of Representatives[edit]

She was first elected in 1998, and was re-elected every two years until her retirement in 2015. Prior to the 2002 legislative redistricting, she represented the old District 37B.[2]

She was an assistant majority leader during the 2001-2002 session. She chaired the House Civil Law Committee during the 2003-2004 session, and the House Transportation Finance Committee during the 2005-2006 session.[2]

On November 20, 2003, Holberg and then State Senator Michele Bachmann proposed a constitutional amendment that would ban same-sex marriage.[3][4]

On May 21, 2011, she joined the House Republican majority in voting for a constitutional amendment to define marriage as between a man and woman.[5]

Holberg announced on February 22, 2014 that she would not be seeking re-election.[6]


  1. ^ "Home - Board of Commissioners". Board of Commissioners. Dakota County, MN. Retrieved April 19, 2015. 
  2. ^ a b "Holberg, Mary Liz". Legislators Past & Present. Minnesota Legislative Reference Library. Retrieved February 23, 2014. 
  3. ^ Brunswick, Mark (November 21, 2003). "Keeping gay marriage outside law; Legislators propose constitutional prohibition". Star Tribune. 
  4. ^ Scheck, Tom (March 9, 2004). "Debate over gay marriage ban begins at Capitol". Minnesota Public Radio. Retrieved February 23, 2014. 
  5. ^ Collins, Bob (May 21, 2011). "Roll call vote: Same-sex marriage ban amendment". Minnesota Public Radio. Retrieved February 23, 2014. 
  6. ^ Stassen-Berger, Rachel E. (February 23, 2014). "GOP's Minnesota legislative slate gets shake-up". Star Tribune. Retrieved February 24, 2014. 

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