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 (2003–13)
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 57)
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 2001–02 session. She chaired the House Civil Law Committee during the 2003–04 session, and the House Transportation Finance Committee during the 2005–06 session.[2]

On November 20, 2003, Holberg and then State Senator Michele Bachmann proposed a constitutional amendment that would define marriage as one man and one woman.[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.

Holberg announced on February 22, 2014 that she would not be seeking re-election.[5]


  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. ^ 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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