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Legislative Retirements

Compiled by the Minnesota Legislative Reference Library


2021-2022

Legislative retirements at the end of the 2021-2022 biennium

LEGISLATOR BODY PARTY DISTRICT ANNOUNCEMENT DATE NOTES
Tom Bakk Senate I 3 3/17/2022 Ely Echo on Twitter
Michelle Benson Senate R 31 4/29/2022 She suspended her campaign for Governor.
Connie Bernardy House DFL 41A 5/20/2022 Staff alert
Greg Clausen Senate DFL 57 12/17/2021 Ricardo Lopez on Twitter
Shelly Christensen House DFL 39B 1/20/2022 Press Release; Session Daily Story
Jim Davnie House DFL 63A 1/5/2022 Session Daily
Bob Dettmer House R 39A 2/17/2022 Torey Van Oot tweet; Session Daily Story
Chris Eaton Senate DFL 40 8/4/2021 Minnesota Reformer
Kent Eken Senate DFL 4 4/14/2022 Forum News
Sondra Erickson House R 15A 2/23/2022 Brian Bakst tweet; Session Daily Story
Paul Gazelka Senate R 9 5/14/2022 He suspended his campaign for Governor.
Michael Goggin Senate R 21 1/27/2022 Ricardo Lopez tweet
Barb Haley House R 21A 5/21/22 Morning Take
Rod Hamilton House R 22B 1/6/2022 Session Daily
Alice Hausman House DFL 66A 10/28/2021 MPR Capitol View
Jerry Hertaus House R 33A 5/31/2022 Candidate Filings
Bill G. Ingebrigtsen Senate R 8 1/17/2022 Brian Bakst tweet
Jason Isaacson Senate DFL 42 5/23/2022 Senate Floor
Ann Johnson Stewart Senate DFL 44 4/13/2022 Press Release
Susan Kent Senate DFL 53 9/3/2021 Session/Law
Mary Kiffmeyer Senate R 30 2/18/2022 Press Release
Todd Lippert House DFL 20B 1/6/2022 Session Daily
Melisa López Franzen Senate DFL 49 2/23/2022 Senate DFL YouTube
Dale Lueck House R 10B 2/21/2022 Blois Olson newsletter
Carlos Mariani House DFL 65B 1/13/2022 Brian Bakst tweet; Session Daily Story
Paul Marquart House DFL 4B 1/12/2022 Session Daily
Tim Miller House R 17A 1/10/2022 Press Release; Session Daily Story
Scott Newman Senate R 18 2/21/2022 Press Release
David Osmek Senate R 33 4/8/2022 Torey Van Oot tweet
Nels Pierson House R 26B 3/11/2022 He lost the primary in the special election for the 1st U.S. Congressional District in 2022 and did not file to run for any elected office in the 2022 general election.
John Poston House R 9A 2/21/2022 Mary Lahammer tweet; Session Daily Story
Julie Rosen Senate R 23 2/17/2022 Press Release
Carrie Ruud Senate R 10 5/2/2022 Torey Van Oot tweet
Steve Sandell House DFL 53B 2/25/2022 Press Release
Mike Sundin House DFL 11A 3/1/2022 WKLK/WMOZ tweet; Session Daily Story
Patricia Torres Ray Senate DFL 63 11/16/2021 Press Release
Ami Wazlawik House DFL 38B 9/22/2021 Press Release

Legislative vacancies at the end of the 2021-2022 biennium

For other changes to membership in the 92nd Legislature, see the Legislative Time Capsule - 92nd Legislature (2021-2022).

LEGISLATOR BODY PARTY DISTRICT EFFECTIVE DATE NOTES
Tony Albright House R 55B 8/5/2022 He resigned from the Legislature effective 8/5/2022. He had previously announced he would not seek re-election to the Legislature.
David Tomassoni Senate I 6 8/11/2022 He died on 8/11/2022. He had announced he would not seek re-election to the Legislature in February 2022.

House members seeking Senate seat in 2022

LEGISLATOR BODY PARTY DISTRICT ANNOUNCEMENT DATE NOTES
Cal Bahr House R 31B 2/17/2022 He announced his intention to run for Senate District 31 in 2022. - Press release
Liz Boldon House DFL 25B 3/10/2022 She announced her intention to run for Senate District 25 in 2022. - Press release
Steve Drazkowski House R 21B 1/27/2022 He announced his intention to run for Senate District 20 in 2022. - Ricardo Lopez tweet
Steve Green House R 2B 2/23/2022 He announced his intention to run for Senate District 2 in 2022. - Press Release
Glenn Gruenhagen House R 18B 2/22/2022 He announced his intention to run for Senate District 17 in 2022. - Hutchinson Leader
Eric Lucero House R 30B 2/16/2022 He announced his intention to run for  Senate District 30 in 2022. - Eric Lucero tweet
Kelly Morrison House DFL 33B 2/19/2022 She announced her intention to run for Senate District 45 in 2022. - Rep. Kelly Morrison tweet
Jordan Rasmusson House R 8A 1/19/2022 He announced his intention to run for Senate District 9 in 2022. - Brian Bakst on Twitter
Tama Theis House R 14A 2/25/2022 She announced her intention to run for Senate District 14 in 2022. - Blois Olson on Twitter
Tou Xiong House DFL 53A 11/2/2021 He announced his intention to run for Senate District 44 in 2022. - MPR Capitol View

Senate member seeking House seat in 2022

LEGISLATOR BODY PARTY DISTRICT ANNOUNCEMENT DATE NOTES
Jerry Newton Senate DFL 37 2/23/2022 He announced his intention to run for House District 35B in 2022. - Brian Bakst Tweet

Members seeking another office in 2022

LEGISLATOR BODY PARTY DISTRICT OFFICE ANNOUNCEMENT DATE NOTES
Karla Bigham Senate DFL 54 Washington County Commissioner 2/20/2022 She announced her intention to run for Washington County Commissioner in 2022. - Karla Bigham tweet
Keith Franke House R 54A Washington County Commissioner 5/31/2022 He is running for Washington County Commissioner in the 2022 election.
Rena Moran House DFL 65A Ramsey County Commissioner 1/24/2022 She announced her intention to run for Ramsey County Commissioner in 2022. - Blois Olson on Twitter; Session Daily Story
Jeremy Munson House R 23B 1st U.S. Congressional District 2/25/2022 He ran in the 2022 special and general elections for the 1st U.S. Congressional District, but lost in the primary for both.
Jen Schultz House DFL 7A 8th U.S. Congressional District 3/28/2022 She announced her intention to run for the 8th U.S. Congressional District seat in the 2022 election. She had previously announced her decision to retire from her Minnesota House seat. - CBS 3 Duluth
David Senjem Senate R 25 Olmsted County Commissioner 5/25/2022 He filed to run in the Olmsted County Commissioner election for District 2 in 2022.
Chuck Wiger Senate DFL 43 Maplewood City Council 4/25/2022 He announced his intention to run for Maplewood City Council.- Star Tribune Hot Dish
Ryan Winkler House DFL 46A Hennepin County Attorney 10/5/2021 He ran for Hennepin County Attorney in 2022, but lost in the primary. - Star Tribune; Session Daily Story

Members defeated in the 2022 primary election

LEGISLATOR BODY PARTY DISTRICT NOTES
Andrew Carlson House DFL 50B He announced his intention to run for the Senate in 2022, then decided to run again for the House. He lost the House District 50B primary to Rep. Steve Elkins.
Tony Jurgens House R 54B He lost the Senate District 41 primary to Tom Dippel.
Sandra Masin House DFL 51A She lost the House District 52A primary to Rep. Liz Reyer.
John Thompson House DFL 67A He lost the House District 67A primary to Liz Lee.