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

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

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

92nd Minnesota Legislature (2021–2023)
Party

(Shading indicates majority caucus)
TotalVacant
Democratic–
Farmer–Labor
IndependentRepublican
RepublicanNew[nb 1]None[nb 2]
End of the previous Legislature75055401340
Begin 202170059501340
May 17, 2021700594[5]11340
September 14, 2021691[6]59411340
Latest voting share51.5%0.7%44%3.7%0.7%

Members, 2021–2023

House districts by caucus

  DFL
  Republican
  New Republican
  Republican (no caucus)
  Independent
DistrictNameCaucusResidenceFirst elected
1AJohn BurkelRepublicanBadger2020
BDeb KielRepublicanCrookston2010
2AMatt GrossellRepublicanClearbrook2016
BSteve GreenRepublicanFosston2012
3ARob EcklundDFLInternational Falls2015[nb 3]
BMary MurphyDFLHermantown1976
4AHeather KeelerDFLMoorhead2020
BPaul MarquartDFLDilworth2000
5AMatt BlissRepublicanPennington2020
BSpencer IgoRepublicanGrand Rapids2020
6AJulie SandstedeDFLHibbing2016
BDave LislegardDFLAurora2018
7AJennifer SchultzDFLDuluth2014
BLiz OlsonDFLDuluth2016
8AJordan RasmussonRepublicanFergus Falls2020
BMary FransonRepublicanAlexandria2010
9AJohn PostonRepublicanLake Shore2016
BRon KreshaRepublicanLittle Falls2012
10AJosh HeintzemanRepublicanNisswa2014
BDale LueckRepublicanAitkin2014
11AMike SundinDFLEsko2012
BNathan NelsonRepublicanHinckley2019[nb 3]
12AJeff BackerRepublicanBrowns Valley2014
BPaul AndersonRepublicanStarbuck2008
13ALisa DemuthRepublicanCold Spring2018
BTim O’DriscollRepublicanSartell2010
14ATama TheisRepublicanSt. Cloud2013[nb 3]
BDan WolgamottDFLSt. Cloud2018
15ASondra EricksonRepublicanPrinceton1998[nb 4]
BShane MekelandRepublicanClear Lake2018
16AChris SwedzinskiRepublicanGhent2010
BPaul TorkelsonRepublicanHanska2008
17ATim MillerNew RepublicanPrinsburg2014
BDave BakerRepublicanWillmar2014
18ADean UrdahlRepublicanGrove City2002
BGlenn GruenhagenRepublicanGlencoe2010
19ASusan AklandRepublicanSt. Peter2020
BLuke FrederickDFLMankato2020
20ARepublicanLe Sueur2020
BTodd LippertDFLNorthfield2018
21ABarb HaleyRepublicanRed Wing2016
BSteve DrazkowskiNew RepublicanMazeppa2007[nb 3]
22AJoe SchomackerRepublicanLuverne2010
BRod HamiltonRepublicanMountain Lake2004
23ARepublicanElmore2020
BJeremy MunsonNew RepublicanLake Crystal2018[nb 3]
24AJohn PetersburgRepublicanWaseca2012
BBrian DanielsRepublicanFaribault2014
25ADuane QuamRepublicanByron2010
BLiz BoldonDFLRochester2020
26ATina LieblingDFLRochester2004
BNels PiersonRepublicanRochester2014
27APeggy BennettRepublicanAlbert Lea2014
BPatricia MuellerRepublicanAustin2020
28AGene PelowskiDFLWinona1986
BGreg DavidsRepublicanPreston1991[nb 5]
29AJoe McDonaldRepublicanDelano2010
BMarion O’NeillRepublicanMaple Lake2012
30APaul NovotnyRepublicanElk River2020[nb 3]
BEric LuceroRepublicanDayton2014
31AKurt DaudtRepublicanCrown2010
BCal BahrNew RepublicanEast Bethel2016
32ABrian JohnsonRepublicanCastle Rock2012
BAnne NeuRepublicanNorth Branch2017[nb 3]
33AJerry HertausRepublicanGreenfield2012
BKelly MorrisonDFLDeephaven2018
34AKristin RobbinsRepublicanMaple Grove2018
BKristin BahnerDFLMaple Grove2018
35AJohn HeinrichRepublicanAnoka2018
BPeggy ScottRepublicanAndover2008
36AZack StephensonDFLCoon Rapids2018
BMelissa HortmanDFLBrooklyn Park2004
37AErin KoegelDFLSpring Lake Park2016
BNolan WestRepublicanBlaine2016
38ARepublicanCircle Pines2020
BAmi WazlawikDFLWhite Bear Township2018
39ABob DettmerRepublicanForest Lake2006
BShelly ChristensenDFLStillwater2018
40AMike NelsonDFLBrooklyn Park2002
BSamantha VangDFLBrooklyn Center2018
41AConnie BernardyDFLNew Brighton2000[nb 6]
BSandra FeistDFLNew Brighton2020
42AKelly MollerDFLShoreview2018
BJamie Becker-FinnDFLRoseville2016
43APeter FischerDFLMaplewood2012
BLeon LillieDFLNorth St. Paul2004
44AGinny KlevornDFLPlymouth2018
BPatty AcombDFLMinnetonka2018
45ACedrick FrazierDFLNew Hope2020
BMike FreibergDFLGolden Valley2012
46ARyan WinklerDFLGolden Valley2006[nb 7]
BCheryl YouakimDFLHopkins2014
47AJim NashRepublicanWaconia2014
BGreg BoeRepublicanChaska2018
48ALaurie PryorDFLMinnetonka2016
BCarlie Kotyza-WitthuhnDFLEden Prairie2018
49AHeather EdelsonDFLEdina2018
BSteve ElkinsDFLBloomington2018
50AMichael HowardDFLRichfield2018
BAndrew CarlsonDFLBloomington2016
51ASandra MasinDFLEagan2006[nb 8]
BLiz ReyerDFLEagan2020
52ARick HansenDFLSouth St. Paul2004
BRuth RichardsonDFLMendota Heights2018
53ATou XiongDFLMaplewood2018
BSteve SandellDFLWoodbury2018
54AKeith FrankeRepublicanSt. Paul Park2020
BTony JurgensRepublicanCottage Grove2016
55ARepublican (no
caucus)
Shakopee2020
BTony AlbrightRepublicanPrior Lake2012
56AJessica HansonDFLBurnsville2020
BKaela BergDFLBurnsville2020
57ARobert BiermanDFLApple Valley2018
BJohn HuotDFLRosemount2018
58AJon KoznickRepublicanLakeville2014
BPat GarofaloRepublicanFarmington2004
59AFue LeeDFLMinneapolis2016
BEsther AgbajeDFLMinneapolis2020
60ASydney JordanDFLMinneapolis2020[nb 3]
BMohamud NoorDFLMinneapolis2018
61AFrank HornsteinDFLMinneapolis2002
BJamie LongDFLMinneapolis2018
62AHodan HassanDFLMinneapolis2018
BAisha GomezDFLMinneapolis2018
63AJim DavnieDFLMinneapolis2000
BEmma GreenmanDFLMinneapolis2020
64AKaohly HerDFLSaint Paul2018
BDave PintoDFLSaint Paul2014
65ARena MoranDFLSaint Paul2010
BCarlos MarianiDFLSaint Paul1990
66AAlice HausmanDFLSaint Paul1989[nb 3]
BAthena HollinsDFLSaint Paul2020
67AJohn ThompsonIndependentSaint Paul2020[nb 9]
BJay XiongDFLSaint Paul2018

See also

Notes

  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

  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

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