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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
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
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
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 was elected to Senate District 31 in 2022.
Liz Boldon House DFL 25B 3/10/2022 She was elected to Senate District 25 in 2022.
Steve Drazkowski House R 21B 1/27/2022 He was elected to Senate District 20 in 2022.
Steve Green House R 2B 2/23/2022 He was elected to Senate District 2 in 2022.
Glenn Gruenhagen House R 18B 2/22/2022 He was elected to Senate District 17 in 2022.
Tony Jurgens House R 54B He lost the primary election for Senate District 41 to Tom Dippel.
Eric Lucero House R 30B 2/16/2022 He was elected to Senate District 30 in 2022.
Kelly Morrison House DFL 33B 2/19/2022 She was elected to Senate District 45 in 2022.
Jordan Rasmusson House R 8A 1/19/2022 He was elected to Senate District 9 in 2022.
Tama Theis House R 14A 2/25/2022 She lost the general election for Senate District 14 to Sen. Aric Putnam.
Tou Xiong House DFL 53A 11/2/2021 He was elected to Senate District 44 in 2022.

Senate member seeking House seat in 2022

LEGISLATOR BODY PARTY DISTRICT ANNOUNCEMENT DATE NOTES
Jerry Newton Senate DFL 37 2/23/2022 He was elected to House District 35B in 2022.

Members seeking another office in 2022

LEGISLATOR BODY PARTY DISTRICT OFFICE ANNOUNCEMENT DATE NOTES
Michelle Benson Senate R 31 Governor 4/29/2022 She suspended her campaign for Governor.
Karla Bigham Senate DFL 54 Washington County Commissioner 2/20/2022 She won the election for Washington County Commissioner in 2022.
Keith Franke House R 54A Washington County Commissioner 5/31/2022 He lost the election for Washington County Commissioner in 2022.
Paul Gazelka Senate R 9 Governor 5/14/2022 He suspended his campaign for Governor.
Rena Moran House DFL 65A Ramsey County Commissioner 1/24/2022 She won the election for Ramsey County Commissioner in 2022.
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.
Nels Pierson House R 26B 1st U.S. Congressional District 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.
Jen Schultz House DFL 7A 8th U.S. Congressional District 3/28/2022 She lost the election for the 8th U.S. Congressional District seat in 2022. She had previously announced her decision to retire from her Minnesota House seat.
David Senjem Senate R 25 Olmsted County Commissioner, District 2 5/25/2022 He was elected Olmsted County Commissioner 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. He did not run.
Ryan Winkler House DFL 46A Hennepin County Attorney 10/5/2021 He ran for Hennepin County Attorney in 2022, but lost in the primary.

Members defeated in the 2022 primary election

See also the tables for House members seeking a Senate seat in 2022.  Tony Jurgens ran for Senate District 41.

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.
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.

Preliminary list of current members defeated in the 2022 general election

According to the Secretary of State's office, "election results are not official until they have been reviewed and certified by a canvassing board."

See also the tables for House members seeking a Senate seat in 2022. Tama Theis ran for Senate District 14. For additional details about election results, see Turnover in Minnesota Legislative Seats, 1970-present.

LEGISLATOR BODY PARTY DISTRICT NOTES
Susan Akland House R 19A Jeff Brand won the House District 18A election.
Greg Boe House R 47B Lucy Rehm won the House District 48B election.
Roger Chamberlain Senate R 38 Heather Gustafson won the Senate District 36 election.
Rob Ecklund House DFL 3A The unofficial election results indicate that Roger Skraba has won the House District 3A election, but also that it's a close race that is eligible for a state-funded recount.
John Heinrich House R 35A Zack Stephenson won the House District 35A election.
Erik Mortensen House R 55A Brad Tabke won the House District 54A election.
Mary Murphy House DFL 3B The unofficial election results indicate that Natalie Zeleznikar has won the House District 3B election, but also that it's a close race that is eligible for a state-funded recount.
Donald Raleigh House R 38A Matt Norris won the House District 32B election.
Julie Sandstede House DFL 6A Spencer Igo won the House District 7A election.