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1996 Minnesota House of Representatives election

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Minnesota House of Representatives election, 1996

← 1994 November 5, 1996 (1996-11-05) 1998 →

All 134 seats in the Minnesota House of Representatives
68 seats needed for a majority
  Majority party Minority party
Leader Irv Anderson Steve Sviggum
Party DFL Republican
Leader since September 1, 1993 April 17, 1992
Leader's seat 3A–International Falls 28B–Kenyon
Last election 71 seats 63 seats
Seats before 69 65
Seats won 70 64
Seat change Increase1 Decrease1
Popular vote 1,027,921 1,029,783

Speaker before election

Irv Anderson

Elected Speaker

Phil Carruthers

The 1996 Minnesota House of Representatives election was held in the U.S. state of Minnesota on November 5, 1996, to elect members to the House of Representatives of the 80th Minnesota Legislature. A primary election was held on September 10, 1996.

The Minnesota Democratic–Farmer–Labor Party (DFL) won a majority of seats, remaining the majority party, followed by the Republican Party of Minnesota. The new Legislature convened on January 7, 1997.

The Independent-Republican Party had changed its name back to the Republican Party on September 23, 1995.


Summary of the November 5, 1996 Minnesota House of Representatives election results
Party Candidates Votes Seats
No. No. %
Minnesota Democratic–Farmer–Labor Party 126 1,027,921 70 Increase1 52.24
Republican Party of Minnesota 132 1,029,783 64 Decrease1 47.76
Reform Party of Minnesota 14 16,459 0 Steady 0.00
Green Party of Minnesota 1 3,649 0 Steady 0.00
Natural Law Party of Minnesota 1 392 0 Steady 0.00
Independent 3 7,383 0 Steady 0.00
Write-in 1 3,078 0 Steady 0.00
Total 134 ±0 100.00
Turnout (out of 3,319,509 eligible voters)[1] 2,211,161 66.61% Increase11.46 pp
Source: Minnesota Secretary of State,[2] Minnesota Legislative Reference Library[3]

See also


  1. ^ "Minnesota election statistics 1950-2014" (PDF). Minnesota Secretary of State. Retrieved August 13, 2016.[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ "Minnesota Election Results 1996" (PDF). Minnesota Secretary of State. pp. 48–62. Retrieved November 1, 2015.
  3. ^ "Party Control of the Minnesota House of Representatives, 1951-present". Minnesota Legislative Reference Library. Retrieved November 27, 2015.
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