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The Minnesota House of Representatives is the lower house in the Minnesota State Legislature. There are 134 members elected to two-year terms, twice the number of members in the Minnesota Senate. 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). Both chambers of the legislature meet between January and the third Monday in May each year, not to exceed 120 days per biennium. House floor sessions are held inside the Minnesota State Capitol building in Saint Paul, Minnesota. Offices of all its members are in the State Office Building, connected by tunnel just to the west of the Capitol. Often referred to as the S.O.B. by members and staff, it is in this building where most House committee hearings are held.

The front of the Minnesota House of Representatives Chamber

Following the 2004 election, a significant Republican majority of 81–53 was reduced to 68–66. In 2006, the tide turned even further, with the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Caucus (DFL) gaining an 85–49 majority. Shortly following the election, State Representative Mark Olson was suspended from the Republican Caucus and declared himself a member of an Independent-Republican Caucus bringing the chamber’s affiliation to 85–48–1.



Affiliation Party
(Shading indicates majority caucus)
DFL Republican Independent Vacant
End of previous legislature 85 48 1 134 0
Begin 87 47 0 134 0
Latest voting share 64.9% 35.1%


Margaret Anderson Kelliher (DFL-Minneapolis)
Majority Leader
Tony Sertich (DFL-Chisholm)
Minority Leader
Kurt Zellers (R-Maple Grove)

Members, 2009-2010

District Name Party Residence
1A Dave Olin DFL Thief River Falls
1B Bernard Lieder DFL Crookston
2A Kent Eken DFL Twin Valley
2B Brita Sailer DFL Park Rapids
3A Tom Anzelc DFL Balsam Township
3B Loren Solberg DFL Grand Rapids
4A John Persell DFL Bemidji
4B Larry Howes Rep Walker
5A Tom Rukavina DFL Virginia
5B Anthony Sertich DFL Chisholm
6A David Dill DFL Crane Lake
6B Mary Murphy DFL Hermantown
7A Thomas Huntley DFL Duluth
7B Roger Reinert DFL Duluth
8A Bill Hilty DFL Finlayson
8B Tim Faust DFL Hinckley
9A Morrie Lanning Rep Moorhead
9B Paul Marquart DFL Dilworth
10A Bud Nornes Rep Fergus Falls
10B Mark Murdock Rep Ottertail
11A Torrey Westrom Rep Elbow Lake
12B Mary Ellen Otremba DFL Long Prairie
12A John Ward DFL Brainerd
12B Al Doty DFL Royalton
13A Paul Anderson Rep Starbuck
13B Al Juhnke DFL Willmar
14A Dan Severson Rep Sauk Rapids
14B Larry Hosch DFL St. Joseph
15A Steve Gottwalt Rep St. Cloud
15B Larry Haws DFL St. Cloud
16A Gail Kulick Jackson DFL Milaca
16B Mary Kiffmeyer Rep Big Lake
17A Rob Eastlund Rep Isanti
17B Jeremy Kalin DFL North Branch
18A Ron Shimanski Rep Silver Lake
18B Dean Urdahl Rep Grove City
19A Bruce Anderson Rep Buffalo Township
19B Tom Emmer Rep Delano
20A Andrew Falk DFL Murdock
20B Lyle Koenen DFL Clara City
21A Marty Seifert Rep Marshall
21B Paul Torkelson Rep St. James
22A Doug Magnus Rep Slayton
22B Rod Hamilton Rep Mountain Lake
23A Terry Morrow DFL St. Peter
23B Kathy Brynaert DFL Mankato
24A Bob Gunther Rep Fairmont
24B Tony Cornish Rep Good Thunder
25A Laura Brod Rep New Prague
25B David Bly DFL Northfield
26A Kory Kath DFL Owatonna
26B Patti Fritz DFL Faribault
27A Robin Brown DFL Moscow Township
27B Jeanne Poppe DFL Austin
28A Tim Kelly Rep Red Wing
28B Steve Drazkowski Rep Wabasha
29A Randy Demmer Rep Hayfield
29B Kim Norton DFL Rochester
30A Tina Liebling DFL Rochester
30B Andy Welti DFL Plainview
31A Gene Pelowski DFL Winona
31B Greg Davids Rep Preston
32A Joyce Peppin Rep Rogers
32B Kurt Zellers Rep Maple Grove
33A Steve Smith Rep Mound
33B Connie Doepke Rep Wayzata
34A Paul Kohls Rep Victoria
34B Joe Hoppe Rep Chaska
35A Michael Beard Rep Shakopee
35B Mark Buesgens Rep Jordan
36A Mary Liz Holberg Rep Lakeville
36B Pat Garofalo Rep Farmington
37A Tara Mack Rep Apple Valley
37B Phil Sterner DFL Rosemount
38A Sandra Masin DFL Eagan
38B Mike Obermueller DFL Eagan
39A Rick Hansen DFL South Saint Paul
39B Joe Atkins DFL Inver Grove Heights
40A Will Morgan DFL Burnsville
40B Ann Lenczewski DFL Bloomington
41A Keith Downey Rep Edina
41B Paul Rosenthal DFL Edina
42A Maria Ruud DFL Minnetonka
42B Jenifer Loon Rep Eden Prairie
43A Sarah Anderson Rep Plymouth
43B John Benson DFL Minnetonka
44A Steve Simon DFL St. Louis Park
44B Ryan Winkler DFL Golden Valley
45A Sandra Peterson DFL New Hope
45B Lyndon Carlson DFL Brooklyn Center
46A Michael Nelson DFL Brooklyn Park
46B Debra Hilstrom DFL Brooklyn Center
47A Denise Dittrich DFL Champlin
47B Melissa Hortman DFL Brooklyn Park
48A Tom Hackbarth Rep Cedar
48B Jim Abeler Rep Anoka
49A Peggy Scott Rep Andover
49B Jerry Newton DFL Coon Rapids
50A Carolyn Laine DFL Columbia Heights
50B Kate Knuth DFL New Brighton
51A Tim Sanders Rep Blaine
51B Tom Tillberry DFL Fridley
52A Bob Dettmer Rep Forest Lake
52B Matt Dean Rep Dellwood
53A Paul Gardner DFL Shoreview
53B Carol McFarlane Rep White Bear Lake
54A Mindy Greiling DFL Roseville
54B Bev Scalze DFL Little Canada
55A Leon Lillie DFL North Saint Paul
55B Nora Slawik DFL Maplewood
56A Julie Bunn DFL Lake Elmo
56B Marsha Swails DFL Woodbury
57A Karla Bigham DFL Cottage Grove
57B Denny McNamara Rep Hastings
58A Joe Mullery DFL Minneapolis
58B Bobby Joe Champion DFL Minneapolis
59A Diane Loeffler DFL Minneapolis
59B Phyllis Kahn DFL Minneapolis
60A Margaret Anderson Kelliher DFL Minneapolis
60B Frank Hornstein DFL Minneapolis
61A Karen Clark DFL Minneapolis
61B Jeff Hayden DFL Minneapolis
62A Jim Davnie DFL Minneapolis
62B Jean Wagenius DFL Minneapolis
63A Paul Thissen DFL Minneapolis
63B Linda Slocum DFL Richfield
64A Erin Murphy DFL Saint Paul
64B Michael Paymar DFL Saint Paul
65A Cy Thao DFL Saint Paul
65B Carlos Mariani DFL Saint Paul
66A John Lesch DFL Saint Paul
66B Alice Hausman DFL Saint Paul
67A Tim Mahoney DFL Saint Paul
67B Sheldon Johnson DFL Saint Paul

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