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Length of Service - Current House Members

Compiled by the Minnesota Legislative Reference Library

Service is counted in number of days, not in years, sessions, or terms. Counting days in office accounts for partial terms of current legislators as they serve in the Legislature. Former members may also have partial terms due to special elections, resignation, or death.

Representative Lyndon Carlson became both the longest-serving legislator and the longest serving member of the Minnesota House of Representatives on January 3, 2017. 

His term of service is followed by Representative Mary Murphy who is the longest serving female legislator. Three legislators are tied for third-longest-serving legislators. Representative Phyllis Kahn is tied in length of service with two legislators who served in both bodies: Anton J. Rockne and Carl Iverson. (Anton J. Rockne has the longest Senate tenure.) 

Donald Wright's length of service would be tied with Iverson, Kahn, and Rockne's if his four-month service as Lieutenant Governor in late 1954 is counted as legislative service.

All Members  —  Current House  —  Current Senate  —  All House  —  All Senate
Current House Members - 133 Records
NameService InformationDays of Service in House (sorted descending)Total Service Days
Murphy, Mary Catherine House 1977-82 (District 14B); House 1983-2002 (District 8A): House 2003-2012 (District 6B); House 2013-Present (District 3B) 16703 16703
Pelowski, Jr., Gene P. House 1987-92 (District 34B); House 1993-2002 (District 32A); House 2003-2012 (District 31A); House 2013-Present (District 28A) 13049 13049
Hausman, Alice House 1989-92 (District 63B); House 1993-2012 (District 66B); House 2013-Present (District 66A) 11998 11998
Mariani, Carlos House 1991-2012 (District 65B); House 2013-Present (District 65B) 11586 11586
Davids, Gregory M. House 1991-92 (District 32B); House 1993-2006 (District 31B); House 2009-2012 (District 31B); House 2013-Present (District 28B) 10811 10811
Erickson, Sondra House 1998-2002 (District 17A); House 2003-2008 (District 16A); House 2011-2012 (District 16A); House 2013-Present (District 15A) 8289 8289
Davnie, Jim House 2001-2012 (District 62A); House 2013-Present (District 63A) 7938 7938
Marquart, Paul House 2001-2012 (District 9B); House 2013-Present (District 4B) 7938 7938
Hornstein, Frank House 2003-2012 (District 60B); House 2013-Present (District 61A) 7204 7204
Nelson, Michael V. House 2003-2012 (District 46A); House 2013-Present (District 40A) 7204 7204
Urdahl, Dean House 2003-2012 (District 18B); House 2013-Present (District 18A) 7204 7204
Garofalo, Patrick House 2005-2012 (District 36B); House 2013-Present (District 58B) 6476 6476
Hamilton, Rod House 2005-2012 (District 22B); House 2013-Present (District 22B) 6476 6476
Hansen, Rick House 2005-2012 (District 39A); House 2013-Present (District 52A) 6476 6476
Hortman, Melissa House 2005-2012 (District 47B); House 2013-Present (District 36B) 6476 6476
Liebling, Tina House 2005-2012 (District 30A); House 2013-Present (District 26A) 6476 6476
Lillie, Leon M. House 2005-2012 (District 55A); House 2013-Present (District 43B) 6476 6476
Dettmer, Bob House 2007-2012 (District 52A); House 2013-Present (District 39A) 5747 5747
Bernardy, Connie House 2001-2002 (District 48B); House 2003-2006 (District 51B); House 2013-Present (District 41A) 5621 5621
Drazkowski, Steve House 2007-2012 (District 28B); House 2013-Present (District 21B) 5522 5522
Anderson, Paul H. House 2009-2012 (District 13A); House 2013-Present (District 12B) 5013 5013
Scott, Peggy House 2009-2012 (District 49A); House 2013-Present (District 35B) 5013 5013
Torkelson, Paul House 2009-2012 (District 21B); House 2013-Present (District 16B) 5013 5013
Masin, Sandra House 2007-2010 (District 38A); House 2013-Present (District 51A) 5012 5012
Winkler, Ryan House 2007-2012 (District 44B); House 2013-2015 (District 46A); House 2019-Present (District 46A) 4461 4461
Daudt, Kurt House 2011-2012 (District 17A); House 2013-Present (District 31A) 4285 4285
Franson, Mary House 2011-2012 (District 11B); House 2013-Present (District 8B) 4285 4285
Gruenhagen, Glenn House 2011-2012 (District 25A); House 2013-Present (District 18B) 4285 4285
Kiel, Debra House 2011-2012 (District 1B); House 2013-Present (District 1B) 4285 4285
McDonald, Joe House 2011-2012 (District 19B); House 2013-Present (District 29A) 4285 4285
Moran, Rena House 2011-2012 (District 65A); House 2013-Present (District 65A) 4285 4285
O'Driscoll, Tim House 2011-2012 (District 14A); House 2013-Present (District 13B) 4285 4285
Quam, II, Duane House 2011-2012 (District 29A); House 2013-Present (District 25A) 4285 4285
Schomacker, Joe House 2011-2012 (District 22A); House 2013-Present (District 22A) 4285 4285
Swedzinski, Chris House 2011-2012 (District 21A); House 2013-Present (District 16A) 4285 4285
Fischer, Peter House 2013-Present (District 43A) 3550 3550
Freiberg, Mike House 2013-Present (District 45B) 3550 3550
Green, Steve House 2013-Present (District 02B) 3550 3550
Hertaus, Jerome Allan House 2013-Present (District 33A) 3550 3550
Johnson, Brian House 2013-Present (District 32A) 3550 3550
Kresha, Ron House 2013-Present (District 09B) 3550 3550
O'Neill, Marion House 2013-Present (District 29B) 3550 3550
Petersburg, John House 2013-Present (District 24A) 3550 3550
Sundin, Mike House 2013-Present (District 11A) 3550 3550
Theis, Tama House 2013-Present (District 14A) 3508 3508
Backer, Jeff House 2015-Present (District 12A) 2822 2822
Baker, Dave House 2015-Present (District 17B) 2822 2822
Bennett, Peggy House 2015-Present (District 27A) 2822 2822
Daniels, Brian House 2015-Present (District 24B) 2822 2822
Heintzeman, Joshua House 2015-Present (District 10A) 2822 2822