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2010 Minnesota House of Representatives election

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2010 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
Kurt Zellers.JPG
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Leader Kurt Zellers Margaret Anderson Kelliher
Party Republican Democratic (DFL)
Leader since June 23, 2009 June 20, 2006
Leader's seat 32B–Maple Grove 60A–Minneapolis
Last election 47 seats, 43.81% 87 seats, 54.87%
Seats won 72 62
Seat change Increase25 Decrease25
Popular vote 1,036,019 995,853
Percentage 50.44% 48.49%
Swing Increase6.63 pp Decrease6.38 pp

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Speaker before election

Margaret Anderson Kelliher
Democratic (DFL)

Elected Speaker

Kurt Zellers

The 2010 Minnesota House of Representatives election was held in the U.S. state of Minnesota on November 2, 2010, to elect members to the House of Representatives of the 87th Minnesota Legislature. A primary election was held in several districts on August 10, 2010.

The Republican Party of Minnesota won a majority of seats, defeating the Minnesota Democratic–Farmer–Labor Party (DFL), which had a majority since defeating the Republicans in the 2006 election. The new Legislature convened on January 4, 2011.


Summary of the November 2, 2010 Minnesota House of Representatives election results
Party Candidates Votes Seats
No. % pp No. No. %
Republican Party of Minnesota 134 1,036,019 50.44 Increase6.63 72 Increase25 53.73
Minnesota Democratic–Farmer–Labor Party 130 995,853 48.49 Decrease6.38 62 Decrease25 46.27
Independence Party of Minnesota 10 12,358 0.60 Increase0.07 0 Steady 0.00
Constitution Party of Minnesota 3 1,525 0.07 Increase0.07 0 Steady 0.00
Green Party of Minnesota 1 1,035 0.05 Decrease0.19 0 Steady 0.00
Independent 2 3,416 0.17 Decrease0.18 0 Steady 0.00
Write-in N/A 3,631 0.18 Decrease0.03 0 Steady 0.00
Totals 2,053,837 100.00 ±0.00 134 ±0 100.00
Invalid/blank votes 69,532 3.27 Positive decrease2.11
Turnout (out of 3,803,192 eligible voters)[1] 2,123,369 55.83 Decrease22.28
Source: Minnesota Secretary of State,[2] Minnesota Legislative Reference Library[3]

Match-up summary

District Incumbent 2010 Status DFL Republican Independence Independent Result
1A Dave Olin Re-election Dave Olin Dan Fabian GOP Gain
1B Bernard Lieder Re-election Bernard Lieder Debra Kiel GOP Gain
2A Kent Eken Re-election Kent Eken Steve Green DFL Hold
2B Brita Sailer Re-election Brita Sailer David Hancock GOP Gain
3A Tom Anzelc Re-election Tom Anzelc Marv Ott DFL Hold
3B Loren Solberg Re-election Loren Solberg Carolyn McElfatrick GOP Gain
4A John Persell Re-election John Persell Richard Lehmann DFL Hold
4B Larry Howes Re-election Meg Bye Larry Howes GOP Hold
5A Tom Rukavina Re-election Tom Rukavina Greg Knutson DFL Hold
5B Tony Sertich Re-election Tony Sertich Paul Jacobson DFL Hold
6A David Dill Re-election David Dill Jim Tuomala DFL Hold
6B Mary Murphy Re-election Mary Murphy Keith MacDonald DFL Hold
7A Thomas Huntley Re-election Thomas Huntley Carinda Horton DFL Hold
7B Roger Reinert Open Kerry Gauthier Travis Silvers Tony Salls DFL Hold
8A Bill Hilty Re-election Bill Hilty Mark Ames DFL Hold
8B Tim Faust Re-election Tim Faust Roger Crawford GOP Gain
9A Morrie Lanning Re-election Greg Lemke Morrie Lanning GOP Hold
9B Paul Marquart Re-election Paul Marquart Benjamin Gimsley DFL Hold
10A Bud Nornes Re-election Greg Stumbo Bud Nornes GOP Hold
10B Mark Murdock Re-election Pete Phillips Mark Murdock GOP Hold
11A Torrey Westrom Re-election Bennett Smith Torrey Westrom Dave Holman GOP Hold
11B Mary Ellen Otremba Open Amy Hunter Mary Franson Bert Pexsa GOP Gain
12A John Ward Re-election John Ward Kevin Goedker DFL Hold
12B Al Doty Re-election Al Doty Mike LeMieur GOP Gain
13A Paul Anderson Re-election Paul Anderson GOP Hold
13B Al Juhnke Re-election Al Juhnke Bruce Vogel GOP Gain
14A Dan Severson Open Rob Jacobs Tim O'Driscoll GOP Hold
14B Larry Hosch Re-election Larry Hosch Tom Ellenbecker DFL Hold
15A Steve Gottwalt Re-election Anne C. Nolan Steve Gottwalt GOP Hold
15B Larry Haws Open Carol Lewis King Banaian GOP Gain
16A Gail Kulick Jackson Re-election Gail Kulick Jackson Sondra Erickson GOP Gain
16B Mary Kiffmeyer Re-election Tom Heyd Mary Kiffmeyer GOP Hold
17A Rob Eastlund Open Jim Godfrey Kurt Daudt GOP Hold
17B Jeremy Kalin Open Cindy Erickson Bob Barrett Curtis Lendt GOP Gain
18A Ron Shimanski Re-election Ron Shimanski GOP Hold
18B Dean Urdahl Re-election Darrin Anderson Dean Urdahl GOP Hold
19A Bruce Anderson Re-election Barrett Chrissis Bruce Anderson GOP Hold
19B Tom Emmer Open Chris Brazelton Joe McDonald GOP Hold
20A Andrew Falk Re-election Andrew Falk Jay Backer DFL Hold
20B Lyle Koenen Re-election Lyle Koenen Brian Kohout DFL Hold
21A Marty Seifert Open Ramona Larson Chris Swedzinski GOP Hold
21B Paul Torkelson Re-election Paul Torkelson GOP Hold
22A Doug Magnus Open Ted Winter Joe Schomacker GOP Hold
22B Rod Hamilton Re-election William Brandt Rod Hamilton GOP Hold
23A Terry Morrow Re-election Terry Morrow Rebecca Peichel DFL Hold
23B Kathy Brynaert Re-election Kathy Brynaert Dave Kruse DFL Hold
24A Bob Gunther Re-election Dale Hansen Bob Gunther GOP Hold
24B Tony Cornish Re-election Joan Muth-Milks Tony Cornish Mark Meyer GOP Hold
25A Laura Brod Open Mick McGuire Glenn Gruenhagen GOP Hold
25B David Bly Re-election David Bly Kelby Woodard GOP Gain
26A Kory Kath Re-election Kory Kath David Thul DFL Hold
26B Patti Fritz Re-election Patti Fritz Dan Kaiser DFL Hold
27A Robin Brown Re-election Robin Brown Rich Murray GOP Gain
27B Jeanne Poppe Re-election Jeanne Poppe Jennifer Gumbel DFL Hold
28A Tim Kelly Re-election Jerry Roth Tim Kelly GOP Hold
28B Steve Drazkowski Re-election Mark Schneider Steve Drazkowski GOP Hold
29A Randy Demmer Open Douglas Wunderlich Duane Quam GOP Hold
29B Kim Norton Re-election Kim Norton Mike Rolih DFL Hold
30A Tina Liebling Re-election Tina Liebling Charlie O'Connell DFL Hold
30B Andy Welti Re-election Andy Welti Mike Benson GOP Gain
31A Gene Pelowski Re-election Gene Pelowski Rhett Zenke DFL Hold
31B Greg Davids Re-election Steve Kemp Greg Davids GOP Hold
32A Joyce Peppin Re-election David Hoden Joyce Peppin GOP Hold
32B Kurt Zellers Re-election Katie Rodriquez Kurt Zellers GOP Hold
33A Steve Smith Re-election Denise Bader Steve Smith GOP Hold
33B Connie Doepke Re-election Kim Kang Connie Doepke GOP Hold
34A Paul Kohls Open Leanne Kunze Ernie Leidiger GOP Hold
34B Joe Hoppe Re-election Joe Hoppe GOP Hold
35A Mike Beard Re-election Matt Christensen Mike Beard GOP Hold
35B Mark Buesgens Re-election Jannaya LaFrance Mark Buesgens GOP Hold
36A Mary Liz Holberg Re-election Colin Lee Mary Liz Holberg GOP Hold
36B Pat Garofalo Re-election Sigrid Iversen Pat Garofalo GOP Hold
37A Tara Mack Re-election Derrick Lindstrom Tara Mack GOP Hold
37B Phil Sterner Re-election Phil Sterner Kurt Bills GOP Gain
38A Sandra Masin Re-election Sandra Masin Diane Anderson GOP Gain
38B Mike Obermueller Re-election Mike Obermueller Doug Wardlow GOP Gain
39A Rick Hansen Re-election Rick Hansen Don Lee DFL Hold
39B Joe Atkins Re-election Joe Atkins Terry Pearson DFL Hold
40A Will Morgan Re-election Will Morgan Pam Myhra Bruce Johnson GOP Gain
40B Ann Lenczewski Re-election Ann Lenczewski Sanu Patel-Zellinger DFL Hold
41A Keith Downey Re-election Kevin Staunton Keith Downey GOP Hold
41B Paul Rosenthal Re-election Paul Rosenthal Pat Mazorol Naomi Babcock GOP Gain
42A Maria Ruud Re-election Maria Ruud Kirk Stensrud GOP Gain
42B Jenifer Loon Re-election Ray L. Daniels Jenifer Loon GOP Hold
43A Sarah Anderson Re-election Audrey Britton Sarah Anderson GOP Hold
43B John Benson Re-election John Benson Brian Grogan DFL Hold
44A Steve Simon Re-election Steve Simon Stephen Manderfeld DFL Hold
44B Ryan Winkler Re-election Ryan Winkler Rick Rice DFL Hold
45A Sandra Peterson Re-election Sandra Peterson Mark Martin DFL Hold
45B Lyndon Carlson Re-election Lyndon Carlson Reid Johnson DFL Hold
46A Mike Nelson Re-election Mike Nelson Chuck Sutphen DFL Hold
46B Debra Hilstrom Re-election Debra Hilstrom Tim Olson DFL Hold
47A Denise Dittrich Re-election Denise Dittrich Cameron Roberson DFL Hold
47B Melissa Hortman Re-election Melissa Hortman Linda Etim Don Hallblade DFL Hold
48A Tom Hackbarth Re-election Laurie Olmon Tom Hackbarth GOP Hold
48B Jim Abeler Re-election Daniel Kane Jim Abeler GOP Hold
49A Peggy Scott Re-election Dustin Norman Peggy Scott GOP Hold
49B Jerry Newton Re-election Jerry Newton Branden Petersen Harley Swarm GOP Gain
50A Carolyn Laine Re-election Carolyn Laine Tim Utz DFL Hold
50B Kate Knuth Re-election Kate Knuth Russel Bertsch DFL Hold
51A Tim Sanders Re-election Zak Chlebeck Tim Sanders GOP Hold
51B Tom Tillberry Re-election Tom Tillberry Dale Helm DFL Hold
52A Bob Dettmer Re-election Adam Best Bob Dettmer GOP Hold
52B Matt Dean Re-election Jeff Peterson Matt Dean GOP Hold
53A Paul Gardner Re-election Paul Gardner Linda Runbeck GOP Gain
53B Carol McFarlane Re-election Chris Knopf Carol McFarlane GOP Hold
54A Mindy Greiling Re-election Mindy Greiling Mark Fotsch DFL Hold
54B Bev Scalze Re-election Bev Scalze Ken Rubenzer DFL Hold
55A Leon Lillie Re-election Leon Lillie Nathan Hansen Joseph Polencheck DFL Hold
55B Nora Slawik Re-election Nora Slawik Damon Dalton DFL Hold
56A Julie Bunn Re-election Julie Bunn Kathy Lohmer James Martin GOP Gain
56B Marsha Swails Re-election Marsha Swails Andrea Kieffer GOP Gain
57A Karla Bigham Open Jen Peterson John Kriesel GOP Gain
57B Denny McNamara Re-election Dave Page Denny McNamara GOP Hold
58A Joe Mullery Re-election Joe Mullery Chris Hiatt DFL Hold
58B Bobby Joe Champion Re-election Bobby Joe Champion Gary Mazotta DFL Hold
59A Diane Loeffler Re-election Diane Loeffler Mark Lazarchic DFL Hold
59B Phyllis Kahn Re-election Phyllis Kahn Ole Hovde Ron Lischeid DFL Hold
60A Margaret Anderson Kelliher Open Marion Greene Brian Gruber DFL Hold
60B Frank Hornstein Re-election Frank Hornstein Scott Brooks DFL Hold
61A Karen Clark Re-election Karen Clark Nicholas Skirvanek Sadik Warfa DFL Hold
61B Jeff Hayden Re-election Jeff Hayden Michael J. Sullivan DFL Hold
62A Jim Davnie Re-election Jim Davnie Wes Wittby DFL Hold
62B Jean Wagenius Re-election Jean Wagenius Deanna Boss DFL Hold
63A Paul Thissen Re-election Paul Thissen Nate Atkins DFL Hold
63B Linda Slocum Re-election Linda Slocum Joel Jennissen DFL Hold
64A Erin Murphy Re-election Erin Murphy Zach Freitag DFL Hold
64B Michael Paymar Re-election Michael Paymar Andrew Smith DFL Hold
65A Cy Thao Open Rena Moran Paul Holmgren DFL Hold
65B Carlos Mariani Re-election Carlos Mariani Jamie Delton DFL Hold
66A John Lesch Re-election John Lesch Chris Conner DFL Hold
66B Alice Hausman Re-election Alice Hausman Bob Koss DFL Hold
67A Tim Mahoney Re-election Tim Mahoney Catherine O. Hennelly DFL Hold
67B Sheldon Johnson Re-election Sheldon Johnson Cheryl Golden-Black DFL Hold

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 9, 2013.

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