Minnesota House of Representatives

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Minnesota House of Representatives
92nd Minnesota Legislature
Coat of arms or logo
Type
Type
Term limits
None
History
New session started
January 5, 2021 (2021-01-05)
Leadership
Melissa Hortman (DFL)
since January 8, 2019
Speaker pro tempore
Liz Olson (DFL)
since January 5, 2021
Ryan Winkler (DFL)
since January 8, 2019
Kurt Daudt (R)
since January 8, 2019
Structure
Seats134
92nd Minnesota Legislature House of Representatives.svg
Political groups
  •   DFL (69)
  •   Republican (59)
  •   New House Republican (4)
  •   Republican (no caucus) (1)
  •   Independent (1)
Length of term
2 years
AuthorityArticle IV, Minnesota Constitution
Salary$46,500/year + per diem
Elections
First-past-the-post
Last election
November 3, 2020
Next election
November 8, 2022
RedistrictingLegislative control
Meeting place
House Chamber, Minnesota State Capitol.jpg
House of Representatives chamber
Minnesota State Capitol
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Website
www.house.mn

The Minnesota House of Representatives is the lower house of the Legislature of the U.S. state of Minnesota. There are 134 members, twice as many as the Minnesota Senate. Floor sessions are held in the north wing of the State Capitol in Saint Paul. Offices for members and staff, as well as most committee hearings, are located in the nearby State Office Building.

History[edit]

Following the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment in 1920, women were eligible for election to the Legislature. In 1922, Mabeth Hurd Paige, Hannah Kempfer, Sue Metzger Dickey Hough, and Myrtle Cain were elected to the House of Representatives.[1]

Elections[edit]

Each Senate district is divided in half and given the suffix A or B (for example, House district 32B is geographically within Senate district 32). Members are elected for two-year terms.[2] Districts are redrawn after the decennial United States Census in time for the primary and general elections in years ending in 2. The most recent election was held on November 3, 2020.

Composition[edit]

92nd Minnesota Legislature (2021–2023)
Party
(Shading indicates majority caucus)
Total Vacant
Democratic–
Farmer–Labor
Independent Republican
Republican New[nb 1] None[nb 2]
End of the previous Legislature 75 0 55 4 0 134 0
Begin 2021 70 0 59 5 0 134 0
May 17, 2021 70 0 59 4[5] 1 134 0
September 14, 2021 69 1[6] 59 4 1 134 0
Latest voting share 51.5% 0.7% 44% 3.7% 0.7%

Members, 2021–2023[edit]

House districts by caucus
  DFL
  Republican
  New Republican
  Republican (no caucus)
  Independent
District Name Caucus Residence First elected
1 A John Burkel Republican Badger 2020
B Deb Kiel Republican Crookston 2010
2 A Matt Grossell Republican Clearbrook 2016
B Steve Green Republican Fosston 2012
3 A Rob Ecklund DFL International Falls 2015[nb 3]
B Mary Murphy DFL Hermantown 1976
4 A Heather Keeler DFL Moorhead 2020
B Paul Marquart DFL Dilworth 2000
5 A Matt Bliss Republican Pennington 2020
B Spencer Igo Republican Grand Rapids 2020
6 A Julie Sandstede DFL Hibbing 2016
B Dave Lislegard DFL Aurora 2018
7 A Jennifer Schultz DFL Duluth 2014
B Liz Olson DFL Duluth 2016
8 A Jordan Rasmusson Republican Fergus Falls 2020
B Mary Franson Republican Alexandria 2010
9 A John Poston Republican Lake Shore 2016
B Ron Kresha Republican Little Falls 2012
10 A Josh Heintzeman Republican Nisswa 2014
B Dale Lueck Republican Aitkin 2014
11 A Mike Sundin DFL Esko 2012
B Nathan Nelson Republican Hinckley 2019[nb 3]
12 A Jeff Backer Republican Browns Valley 2014
B Paul Anderson Republican Starbuck 2008
13 A Lisa Demuth Republican Cold Spring 2018
B Tim O'Driscoll Republican Sartell 2010
14 A Tama Theis Republican St. Cloud 2013[nb 3]
B Dan Wolgamott DFL St. Cloud 2018
15 A Sondra Erickson Republican Princeton 1998[nb 4]
B Shane Mekeland Republican Clear Lake 2018
16 A Chris Swedzinski Republican Ghent 2010
B Paul Torkelson Republican Hanska 2008
17 A Tim Miller New Republican Prinsburg 2014
B Dave Baker Republican Willmar 2014
18 A Dean Urdahl Republican Grove City 2002
B Glenn Gruenhagen Republican Glencoe 2010
19 A Susan Akland Republican St. Peter 2020
B Luke Frederick DFL Mankato 2020
20 A Brian Pfarr Republican Le Sueur 2020
B Todd Lippert DFL Northfield 2018
21 A Barb Haley Republican Red Wing 2016
B Steve Drazkowski New Republican Mazeppa 2007[nb 3]
22 A Joe Schomacker Republican Luverne 2010
B Rod Hamilton Republican Mountain Lake 2004
23 A Bjorn Olson Republican Elmore 2020
B Jeremy Munson New Republican Lake Crystal 2018[nb 3]
24 A John Petersburg Republican Waseca 2012
B Brian Daniels Republican Faribault 2014
25 A Duane Quam Republican Byron 2010
B Liz Boldon DFL Rochester 2020
26 A Tina Liebling DFL Rochester 2004
B Nels Pierson Republican Rochester 2014
27 A Peggy Bennett Republican Albert Lea 2014
B Patricia Mueller Republican Austin 2020
28 A Gene Pelowski DFL Winona 1986
B Greg Davids Republican Preston 1991[nb 5]
29 A Joe McDonald Republican Delano 2010
B Marion O'Neill Republican Maple Lake 2012
30 A Paul Novotny Republican Elk River 2020[nb 3]
B Eric Lucero Republican Dayton 2014
31 A Kurt Daudt Republican Crown 2010
B Cal Bahr New Republican East Bethel 2016
32 A Brian Johnson Republican Castle Rock 2012
B Anne Neu Republican North Branch 2017[nb 3]
33 A Jerry Hertaus Republican Greenfield 2012
B Kelly Morrison DFL Deephaven 2018
34 A Kristin Robbins Republican Maple Grove 2018
B Kristin Bahner DFL Maple Grove 2018
35 A John Heinrich Republican Anoka 2018
B Peggy Scott Republican Andover 2008
36 A Zack Stephenson DFL Coon Rapids 2018
B Melissa Hortman DFL Brooklyn Park 2004
37 A Erin Koegel DFL Spring Lake Park 2016
B Nolan West Republican Blaine 2016
38 A Donald Raleigh Republican Circle Pines 2020
B Ami Wazlawik DFL White Bear Township 2018
39 A Bob Dettmer Republican Forest Lake 2006
B Shelly Christensen DFL Stillwater 2018
40 A Mike Nelson DFL Brooklyn Park 2002
B Samantha Vang DFL Brooklyn Center 2018
41 A Connie Bernardy DFL New Brighton 2000[nb 6]
B Sandra Feist DFL New Brighton 2020
42 A Kelly Moller DFL Shoreview 2018
B Jamie Becker-Finn DFL Roseville 2016
43 A Peter Fischer DFL Maplewood 2012
B Leon Lillie DFL North St. Paul 2004
44 A Ginny Klevorn DFL Plymouth 2018
B Patty Acomb DFL Minnetonka 2018
45 A Cedrick Frazier DFL New Hope 2020
B Mike Freiberg DFL Golden Valley 2012
46 A Ryan Winkler DFL Golden Valley 2006[nb 7]
B Cheryl Youakim DFL Hopkins 2014
47 A Jim Nash Republican Waconia 2014
B Greg Boe Republican Chaska 2018
48 A Laurie Pryor DFL Minnetonka 2016
B Carlie Kotyza-Witthuhn DFL Eden Prairie 2018
49 A Heather Edelson DFL Edina 2018
B Steve Elkins DFL Bloomington 2018
50 A Michael Howard DFL Richfield 2018
B Andrew Carlson DFL Bloomington 2016
51 A Sandra Masin DFL Eagan 2006[nb 8]
B Liz Reyer DFL Eagan 2020
52 A Rick Hansen DFL South St. Paul 2004
B Ruth Richardson DFL Mendota Heights 2018
53 A Tou Xiong DFL Maplewood 2018
B Steve Sandell DFL Woodbury 2018
54 A Keith Franke Republican St. Paul Park 2020
B Tony Jurgens Republican Cottage Grove 2016
55 A Erik Mortensen Republican (no
caucus)
Shakopee 2020
B Tony Albright Republican Prior Lake 2012
56 A Jessica Hanson DFL Burnsville 2020
B Kaela Berg DFL Burnsville 2020
57 A Robert Bierman DFL Apple Valley 2018
B John Huot DFL Rosemount 2018
58 A Jon Koznick Republican Lakeville 2014
B Pat Garofalo Republican Farmington 2004
59 A Fue Lee DFL Minneapolis 2016
B Esther Agbaje DFL Minneapolis 2020
60 A Sydney Jordan DFL Minneapolis 2020[nb 3]
B Mohamud Noor DFL Minneapolis 2018
61 A Frank Hornstein DFL Minneapolis 2002
B Jamie Long DFL Minneapolis 2018
62 A Hodan Hassan DFL Minneapolis 2018
B Aisha Gomez DFL Minneapolis 2018
63 A Jim Davnie DFL Minneapolis 2000
B Emma Greenman DFL Minneapolis 2020
64 A Kaohly Her DFL Saint Paul 2018
B Dave Pinto DFL Saint Paul 2014
65 A Rena Moran DFL Saint Paul 2010
B Carlos Mariani DFL Saint Paul 1990
66 A Alice Hausman DFL Saint Paul 1989[nb 3]
B Athena Hollins DFL Saint Paul 2020
67 A John Thompson Independent Saint Paul 2020[nb 9]
B Jay Xiong DFL Saint Paul 2018

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Four Republicans announced on December 8, 2018, they would not join the Republican caucus in the 91st Legislature and would instead form their own caucus, the "New House Republican Caucus."[3]
  2. ^ Erik Mortensen was removed from the New House Republican Caucus. Minority Leader Daudt confirmed that Mortensen would not be welcome in the main Republican caucus."[4]
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i Elected in a special election.[7]
  4. ^ Elected in a special election. Lost re-election in 2008. Elected again in 2010.
  5. ^ Elected in a special election. Lost re-election in 2006. Elected again in 2008.
  6. ^ Did not seek re-election in 2006. Elected again in 2012.
  7. ^ Resigned effective July 1, 2015. Elected again in 2018.
  8. ^ Lost re-election in 2010. Elected again in 2012.
  9. ^ Elected in 2020 as a member of the DFL, Effective September 15, 2021, Thompson will serve as an Independent after being expelled from the DFL caucus.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Women Wielding Power: Pioneer Female State Legislators". National Women's History Museum. Archived from the original on June 4, 2011. Retrieved March 29, 2012.
  2. ^ "Minn. Const. art. IV, § 4". Constitution of the State of Minnesota. Retrieved January 24, 2013.
  3. ^ Bakst, Brian (December 8, 2018). "Renegade House members split from GOP caucus". Minnesota Public Radio. Retrieved January 14, 2019.
  4. ^ Gockowski, Anthony (May 17, 2021). "New House GOP ousts Erik Mortensen from caucus". Alpha News. Retrieved May 26, 2021.
  5. ^ Tabke, Brad (May 17, 2021). "Rep. Erik Mortensen has been ousted from the New House Republican Caucus". Twitter. Retrieved May 18, 2021.
  6. ^ Freie, Mark (September 15, 2021). "Minnesota DFL expels Rep. John Thompson from caucus". Audacy. Retrieved September 30, 2021.
  7. ^ "Party Control of the Minnesota House of Representatives, 1951-present". Minnesota Legislative Reference Library. Retrieved November 13, 2018.
  8. ^ https://www.twincities.com/2021/09/15/rep-john-thompson-says-hell-serve-as-an-independent-after-house-dflers-expel-him/

External links[edit]

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