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83rd Minnesota Legislature

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The eighty-third Minnesota Legislature first convened on January 7, 2003. The 67 members of the Minnesota Senate and the 134 members of the Minnesota House of Representatives were elected during the General Election on November 5, 2002.

Sessions

The legislature met in a regular session from January 7, 2003 to May 19, 2003. A special session began on May 20, 2003 to further discuss budget bills. The special session ended May 29, 2003.

A continuation of the regular session was held between February 2, 2004 and May 16, 2004.

Party summary

Resignations and new members are discussed in the "Membership changes" section, below.

Senate

Party
(Shading indicates majority caucus)
Total Vacant
DFL IPM Rep
End of previous Legislature 39 2 26 67 0
Begin 35 1 31 67 0
June 29, 2004 30 66 1
July 21, 2004 31 67 0
Latest voting share 52% 1% 46%
Beginning of the next Legislature 35 1 31 67 0

House of Representatives

Party
(Shading indicates majority caucus)
Total Vacant
DFL Rep
End of previous Legislature 63 69 132 2
Begin 52 81 133 1
January 17, 2003 80 132 2
January 30, 2003 79 131 3
February 10, 2003 80 132 2
February 17, 2003 53 133 1
March 3, 2003 81 134 0
November 24, 2003 80 133 1
January 8, 2004 81 134 0
June 30, 2004 80 133 1
July 21, 2004 78 131 3
July 21, 2004 52 77 129 5
Latest voting share 40% 60%
Beginning of the next Legislature 66 68 134 0

Leadership

Senate

President of the Senate
James Metzen (DFL-South St. Paul)
Senate Majority Leader
John Hottinger (DFL-Mankato) (2003)
Dean Johnson (DFL-Willmar) (2004)
Senate Minority Leader
Dick Day (R-Owatonna)

House of Representatives

Speaker of the House
Steve Sviggum (R-Kenyon)
House Majority Leader
Erik Paulsen (R-Eden Prairie)
House Minority Leader
Matt Entenza (DFL-St. Paul)

Members

Senate

Name District City Party
Anderson, Ellen 66 St. Paul DFL
Bachmann, Michele 52 Stillwater Rep
Bakk, Thomas 06 Cook DFL
Belanger, William 40 Bloomington Rep
Berglin, Linda 61 Minneapolis DFL
Betzold, Don 51 Fridley DFL
Bonoff, Terri 43 Minnetonka DFL
Chaudhary, Satveer 50 Fridley DFL
Clark, Tarryl 15 St. Cloud DFL
Cohen, Dick 64 St. Paul DFL
Day, Dick 26 Owatonna Rep
Dibble, D. Scott 60 Minneapolis DFL
Dille, Steve 18 Dassel Rep
Fischbach, Michelle 14 Paynesville Rep
Foley, Leo 47 Coon Rapids DFL
Frederickson, Dennis 21 New Ulm Rep
Gerlach, Chris 37 Apple Valley Rep
Hann, David 42 Eden Prairie Rep
Higgins, Linda 58 Minneapolis DFL
Hottinger, John 23 Mankato DFL
Johnson, Dean 13 Willmar DFL
Johnson, Debbie 49 Ham Lake Rep
Jungbauer, Michael 48 East Bethel Rep
Kelley, Steve 44 Hopkins DFL
Kierlin, Bob 31 Winona Rep
Kiscaden, Sheila 30 Rochester IPM
Koch, Amy 19 Buffalo Rep
Koering, Paul 12 Fort Ripley Rep
Kubly, Gary 20 Granite Falls DFL
Langseth, Keith 09 Glyndon DFL
Larson, Cal 10 Fergus Falls Rep
LeClair, Brian 56 Woodbury Rep
Limmer, Warren 32 Maple Grove Rep
Lourey, Becky 08 Kerrick DFL
Marko, Sharon 57 Newport DFL
Marty, John 54 Roseville DFL
McGinn, Mike 38 Eagan Rep
Metzen, James 39 South St. Paul DFL
Michel, Geoff 41 Edina Rep
Moua, Mee 67 St. Paul DFL
Murphy, Steve 28 Red Wing DFL
Neuville, Thomas 25 Northfield Rep
Nienow, Sean 17 Cambridge Rep
Olson, Gen 33 Minnetrista Rep
Ortman, Julianne 34 Chanhassen Rep
Pappas, Sandra 65 St. Paul DFL
Pariseau, Pat 36 Farmington Rep
Pogemiller, Lawrence 59 Minneapolis DFL
Ranum, Jane 63 Minneapolis DFL
Reiter, Mady 53 Shoreview Rep
Rest, Ann 45 New Hope DFL
Robling, Claire 35 Jordan Rep
Rosen, Julie 24 Fairmont Rep
Ruud, Carrie 04 Breezy Point Rep
Sams, Dallas 11 Staples DFL
Saxhaug, Tom 03 Grand Rapids DFL
Scheid, Linda 46 Brooklyn Park DFL
Senjem, David 29 Rochester Rep
Skoe, Rod 02 Clearbrook DFL
Skoglund, Wes 62 Minneapolis DFL
Solon, Yvonne Prettner 07 Duluth DFL
Sparks, Dan 27 Austin DFL
Stumpf, LeRoy 01 Plummer DFL
Tomassoni, David J. 05 Chisholm DFL
Vickerman, Jim 22 Tracy DFL
Wergin, Betsy 16 Princeton Rep
Wiger, Chuck 55 North St. Paul DFL

House of Representatives

Name District City Party
Abeler, Jim 48B Anoka Rep
Adolphson, Peter 42A Minnetonka Rep
Anderson, Bruce 19A Buffalo Township Rep
Abrams, Ron 43B Minnetonka Rep
Anderson, Irv 03A International Falls DFL
Anderson, Jeff 27B Austin, Minnesota Rep
Atkins, Joe 39B Inver Grove Heights DFL
Beard, Michael 35A Shakopee Rep
Bernardy, Connie 51B Fridley DFL
Biernat, Len 59A Minneapolis DFL
Blaine, Greg 12B Little Falls Rep
Borrell, Dick 19B Waverly Rep
Boudreau, Lynda 26B Faribault Rep
Bradley, Fran 29B Rochester Rep
Brod, Laura 25A New Prague Rep
Buesgens, Mark 35B Jordan Rep
Carlson, Lyndon 45B Crystal DFL
Clark, Karen 61A Minneapolis DFL
Cornish, Tony 24B Good Thunder Rep
Cox, Ray 25B Northfield Rep
Davids, Gregory 31B Preston Rep
Davnie, Jim 62A Minneapolis DFL
Dean, Matt 52B Dellwood Rep
DeLaForest, Chris 49A Andover Rep
Demmer, Randy 29A Hayfield Rep
Dempsey, Jerry 28A Hastings Rep
Dill, David 06A Crane Lake DFL
Dorman, Dan 27A Albert Lea Rep
Dorn, John 23B Mankato DFL
Eastlund, Rob 17A Isanti Rep
Eken, Kent 02A Twin Valley DFL
Ellison, Keith 58B Minneapolis DFL
Entenza, Matt 64A St. Paul DFL
Erhardt, Ron 41A Edina Rep
Erickson, Sondra 16A Princeton Rep
Finstad, Brad 21B Comfrey Rep
Fuller, Doug 04A Bemidji Rep
Gerlach, Chris 37A Apple Valley Rep
Goodwin, Barbara 50A Columbia Heights DFL
Greiling, Mindy 54A Roseville DFL
Gunther, Bob 24A Fairmont Rep
Haas, Bill 47A Champlin Rep
Hackbarth, Tom 48A Cedar Rep
Harder, Elaine 22B Jackson Rep
Hausman, Alice 66B St. Paul DFL
Heidgerken, Bud 13A Freeport Rep
Hilstrom, Debra 46B Brooklyn Center DFL
Hilty, Bill 08A Finlayson DFL
Holberg, Mary Liz 36A Lakeville Rep
Holsten, Mark[1] 52B Stillwater Rep
Hoppe, Joe 34B Chaska Rep
Hornstein, Frank 60B Minneapolis DFL
Howes, Larry 04B Walker Rep
Huntley, Thomas 07A Duluth DFL
Jacobson, Carl 54B Vadnais Heights Rep
Jaros, Mike 07B Duluth DFL
Johnson, Jeff 43A Plymouth Rep
Johnson, Sheldon 67B St. Paul DFL
Juhnke, Al 13B Willmar DFL
Kahn, Phyllis 59B Minneapolis DFL
Kelliher, Margaret Anderson 60A Minneapolis DFL
Kielkucki, Tony[2] 18B Lester Prairie Rep
Klinzing, Karen 56B Woodbury Rep
Knoblach, Jim 15A St. Cloud Rep
Koenen, Lyle 20B Clara City DFL
Kohls, Paul 34A Victoria Rep
Krinkie, Philip 53A Shoreview Rep
Kuisle, Bill 30B Rochester Rep
Lanning, Morrie 09A Moorhead Rep
Larson, Dan 63B Bloomington DFL
Latz, Ron 44B St. Louis Park DFL
Lenczewski, Ann 40B Bloomington DFL
Lesch, John 66A St. Paul DFL
Lieder, Bernard 01B Crookston DFL
Lindgren, Doug 02B Bagley Rep
Lindner, Arlon 32A Corcoran Rep
Lipman, Eric 56A Lake Elmo Rep
Magnus, Doug 22A Slayton Rep
Mahoney, Tim 67A St. Paul DFL
Mariani, Carlos 65B St. Paul DFL
Marquart, Paul 09B Dilworth DFL
McElroy, Dan[3] 40A Burnsville Rep
McNamara, Denny 57B Hastings Rep
Meslow, Doug 53B White Bear Lake Rep
Mullery, Joe 58A Minneapolis DFL
Murphy, Mary 06B Hermantown DFL
Nelson, Carla 30A Rochester Rep
Nelson, Michael 46A Brooklyn Park DFL
Nelson, Peter 17B Lindstrom Rep
Newman, Scott 18A Hutchinson Rep
Nornes, Bud 10A Fergus Falls DFL
Olson, Mark 16B Big Lake Rep
Opatz, Joe 15B St. Cloud DFL
Osterman, Lynne 45A New Hope Rep
Otremba, Mary Ellen 11B Long Prairie DFL
Otto, Rebecca 52B Marine on St. Croix DFL
Ozment, Dennis 37B Rosemount Rep
Paulsen, Erik 42B Eden Prairie Rep
Paymar, Michael 64B St. Paul DFL
Pelowski, Gene 31A Winona DFL
Penas, Maxine 01A Badger Rep
Peterson, Aaron 20A Appleton DFL
Powell, Duke 40A Burnsville Rep
Pugh, Thomas 39A South St. Paul Rep
Rhodes, Jim 44A St. Louis Park Rep
Rukavina, Tom 05A Virginia DFL
Ruth, Connie 26A Owatonna Rep
Samuelson, Char 50B New Brighton Rep
Seagren, Alice 41B Bloomington Rep
Seifert, Marty 21A Marshall Rep
Sertich, Tony 05B Chisholm DFL
Severson, Dan 14A Sauk Rapids Rep
Sieben, Katie 57A Newport DFL
Simpson, Dean 10B Perham Rep
Slawik, Nora 55B Maplewood Rep
Smith, Steve 33A Mound Rep
Soderstrom, Judy 08B Mora Rep
Solberg, Loren 03B Grand Rapids DFL
Stanek, Rich[4] 32B Maple Grove Rep
Stang, Doug 14B Cold Spring Rep
Strachan, Steve 36B Farmington Rep
Sviggum, Steve 28B Kenyon Rep
Swenson, Howard 23A Nicollet Rep
Sykora, Barb 33B Excelsior Rep
Thao, Cy 65A St. Paul DFL
Thissen, Paul 63A Minneapolis DFL
Tingelstad, Kathy 49B Andover Rep
Urdahl, Dean 18B Grove City Rep
Vandeveer, Ray 52A Forest Lake Rep
Wagenius, Jean 62B Minneapolis DFL
Walker, Neva 61B Minneapolis DFL
Walz, Dale 12A Brainerd Rep
Wardlow, Lynn 38B Eagan Rep
Wasiluk, Scott 55A Maplewood DFL
Westerberg, Andy 51A Blaine Rep
Westrom, Torrey 11A Elbow Lake Rep
Wilkin, Tim 38A Eagan Rep
Zellers, Kurt 32B Maple Grove Rep

Membership changes

Senate

District Vacator Reason for change Successor Date successor
seated
37 David Knutson
(R)
Resigned June 29, 2004 to accept appointment to district judgeship. Chris Gerlach
(R)
July 21, 2004

House of Representatives

District Vacator Reason for change Successor Date successor
seated
40A Vacant seat Dan Elroy (R) resigned to accept appointment as Commissioner of Finance on November 15, 2002, after having won re-election. Seat was vacant when the 83rd Legislature convened. Duke Powell
(R)
February 10, 2003
52B Mark Holsten
(R)
Resigned January 17, 2003 to accept appointment as Deputy Commissioner of Natural Resources. Rebecca Otto
(DFL)
February 17, 2003
32B Rich Stanek
(R)
Resigned January 30, 2003 to accept appointment as Commissioner of Public Safety. Kurt Zellers
(R)
March 3, 2003
18A Tony Kielkucki
(R)
Resigned November 24, 2003. Scott Newman
(R)
January 8, 2004
14B Doug Stang
(R)
Resigned June 30, 2004 to accept appointment as assistant Health Department commissioner. Remained vacant
37A Chris Gerlach
(R)
Elected to the Senate in July 21, 2004 special election. Remained vacant
56A Eric Lipman
(R)
Resigned July 21, 2004 to become the state sex-offender policy coordinator. Remained vacant
39A Tom Pugh
(DFL)
Resigned August 31, 2004 to accept appointment to the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission. Remained vacant
41B Alice Seagren
(R)
Resigned August 31, 2004 to accept appointment to be the Education Commissioner. Remained vacant

Notes

  1. ^ Appointed to the Department of Natural Resources before the session began; was replaced by Rebecca Otto February 13, 2003
  2. ^ Resigned November 24, 2003; replaced by Scott Newman in January 2004.
  3. ^ Appointed Finance Commissioner before the session started; replaced by Duke Powell on February 4, 2003.
  4. ^ Appointed Public Safety Commissioner before session began; replaced by Kurt Zellers on February 26, 2003.

References

External links

Preceded by
Eighty-second Minnesota Legislature
Eighty-third Minnesota Legislature
2003—2005
Succeeded by
Eighty-fourth Minnesota Legislature
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