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2006 Minnesota House of Representatives election

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2006 Minnesota House of Representatives election

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All 134 seats in the Minnesota House of Representatives
68 seats needed for a majority
  Majority party Minority party
MAK Headshot cropped.jpg
Leader Margaret Anderson Kelliher Steve Sviggum
Party Democratic (DFL) Republican
Leader since June 20, 2006 April 17, 1992
Leader's seat 60A–Minneapolis 28B–Kenyon
Last election 66 seats, 51.20% 68 seats, 46.79%
Seats won 85 49
Seat change Increase19 Decrease19
Popular vote 1,169,298 947,138
Percentage 54.86% 44.44%
Swing Increase3.66 pp Decrease2.35 pp

MN House 2006 vote share by district.svg

Speaker before election

Steve Sviggum

Elected Speaker

Margaret Anderson Kelliher
Democratic (DFL)

The 2006 Minnesota House of Representatives election was held in the U.S. state of Minnesota on November 7, 2006, to elect members to the House of Representatives of the 85th Minnesota Legislature. A primary election was held in several districts on September 12, 2006.

The Minnesota Democratic–Farmer–Labor Party (DFL) won a majority of seats, defeating the Republican Party of Minnesota, which had a majority since defeating the DFL in the 1998 election. The new Legislature convened on January 3, 2007.


Summary of the November 7, 2006 Minnesota House of Representatives election results
Party Candidates Votes Seats
No. % pp No. No. %
Minnesota Democratic–Farmer–Labor Party 132 1,169,298 54.86 Increase3.66 85 Increase19 63.43
Republican Party of Minnesota 131 947,138 44.44 Decrease2.35 49 Decrease19 36.57
Independence Party of Minnesota 9 6,648 0.31 Decrease0.74 0 Steady 0.00
Green Party of Minnesota 1 2,671 0.13 Decrease0.18 0 Steady 0.00
Independent 1 555 0.03 Decrease0.43 0 Steady 0.00
Write-in N/A 5,048 0.24 Increase0.08 0 Steady 0.00
Total 2,131,358 100.00 ±0.00 134 ±0 100.00
Invalid/blank votes 86,460 3.90 Positive decrease1.20
Turnout (out of 3,667,707 eligible voters)[1] 2,217,818 60.47 Decrease18.30
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. ^ "Results for all State Representatives". Minnesota Secretary of State. Retrieved January 16, 2018.
  3. ^ "Party Control of the Minnesota House of Representatives, 1951-present". Minnesota Legislative Reference Library. Retrieved December 8, 2013.

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