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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. (John Marty 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 - 134 Records
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NameService InformationDays of Service in House (sorted descending)Total Service Days
Pelowski, Jr., Gene P. House 1987-92 (District 34B); House 1993-2002 (District 32A); House 2003-2012 (District 31A); House 2013-2022 (District 28A); House 2023-Present (District 26A) 13180 13180
Davids, Gregory M. House 1991-92 (District 32B); House 1993-2006 (District 31B); House 2009-2012 (District 31B); House 2013-2022 (District 28B); House 2023-Present (District 26B) 10942 10942
Hornstein, Frank House 2003-2012 (District 60B); House 2013-2022 (District 61A); House 2023-Present (District 61A) 7335 7335
Nelson, Michael V. House 2003-2012 (District 46A); House 2013-2022 (District 40A); House 2023-Present (District 38A) 7335 7335
Urdahl, Dean House 2003-2012 (District 18B); House 2013-2022 (District 18A); House 2023-Present (District 16A) 7335 7335
Garofalo, Patrick House 2005-2012 (District 36B); House 2013-2022 (District 58B); House 2023-Present (District 58B) 6607 6607
Hansen, Rick House 2005-2012 (District 39A); House 2013-2022 (District 52A); House 2023-Present (District 53B) 6607 6607
Hortman, Melissa House 2005-2012 (District 47B); House 2013-2022 (District 36B); House 2023-Present (District 34B) 6607 6607
Liebling, Tina House 2005-2012 (District 30A); House 2013-2022 (District 26A); House 2023-Present (District 24B) 6607 6607
Lillie, Leon M. House 2005-2012 (District 55A); House 2013-2022 (District 43B); House 2023-Present (District 44B) 6607 6607
Anderson, Paul H. House 2009-2012 (District 13A); House 2013-2022 (District 12B); House 2023-Present (District 12A) 5144 5144
Scott, Peggy House 2009-2012 (District 49A); House 2013-2022 (District 35B); House 2023-Present (District 31B) 5144 5144
Torkelson, Paul House 2009-2012 (District 21B); House 2013-2022 (District 16B); House 2023-Present (District 15B) 5144 5144
Daudt, Kurt House 2011-2012 (District 17A); House 2013-2022 (District 31A); House 2023 (District 27B) 4416 4416
Franson, Mary House 2011-2012 (District 11B); House 2013-2022 (District 8B); House 2023-Present (District 12B) 4416 4416
Kiel, Debra House 2011-2012 (District 1B); House 2013-2022 (District 1B); House 2023-Present (District 1B) 4416 4416
McDonald, Joe House 2011-2012 (District 19B); House 2013-2022 (District 29A); House 2023-Present (District 29A) 4416 4416
O'Driscoll, Tim House 2011-2012 (District 14A); House 2013-2022 (District 13B); 2023-Present (District 13B) 4416 4416
Quam, II, Duane House 2011-2012 (District 29A); House 2013-2022 (District 25A); House 2023-Present (District 24A) 4416 4416
Schomacker, Joe House 2011-2012 (District 22A); House 2013-2022 (District 22A); House 2023-Present (District 21A) 4416 4416
Swedzinski, Chris House 2011-2012 (District 21A); House 2013-2022 (District 16A); House 2023-Present (District 15A) 4416 4416
Fischer, Peter House 2013-2022 (District 43A); House 2023-Present (District 44A) 3681 3681
Freiberg, Mike House 2013-2022 (District 45B); House 2023-Present (District 43B) 3681 3681
Johnson, Brian House 2013-2022 (District 32A); House 2023 (District 28A) 3681 3681
Kresha, Ron House 2013-2022 (District 09B); House 2023-Present (District 10A) 3681 3681
O'Neill, Marion House 2013-2022 (District 29B); House 2023-Present (District 29B) 3681 3681
Petersburg, John House 2013-2022 (District 24A); House 2023-Present (District 19B) 3681 3681
Backer, Jeff House 2015-2022 (District 12A); House 2023-Present (District 9A) 2953 2953
Baker, Dave House 2015-2022 (District 17B); House 2023-Present (District 16B) 2953 2953
Bennett, Peggy House 2015-2022 (District 27A); House 2023-Present (District 23A) 2953 2953
Daniels, Brian House 2015-2022 (District 24B); House 2023-Present (District 19A) 2953 2953
Heintzeman, Joshua House 2015-2022 (District 10A); House 2023-Present (District 6B) 2953 2953
Koznick, Jon House 2015-2022 (District 58A); House 2023-Present (District 57A) 2953 2953
Nash, Jim House 2015-2022 (District 47A); House 2023-Present (District 48A) 2953 2953
Pinto, Dave House 2015-2022 (District 64B); House 2023-Present (District 64B) 2953 2953
Youakim, Cheryl House 2015-2022 (District 46B); House 2023-Present (District 46B) 2953 2953
Becker-Finn, Jamie House 2017-2022 (District 42B); House 2023-Present (District 40B) 2225 2225
Grossell, Matthew House 2017-2022 (District 02A); House 2023-Present (District 2A) 2225 2225
Koegel, Erin House 2017-2022 (District 37A); House 2023-Present (District 39A) 2225 2225
Lee, Fue House 2017-2022 (District 59A); House 2023-Present (District 59A) 2225 2225
Olson, Liz House 2017-2022 (District 07B); House 2023-Present (District 8A) 2225 2225
Pryor, Laurie House 2017-2022 (District 48A); House 2023-Present (District 49A) 2225 2225
West, Nolan House 2017-2022 (District 37B); House 2023-Present (District 32A) 2225 2225
Newton, Jerry House 2009-2010 (District 49B); House 2013-2016 (District 37A); Senate 2017-2022 (District 37); House 2023-Present (District 35B) 2218 4409
Neu Brindley, Anne E House 2017-2022 (District 32B); House 2023 (District 28B) 2176 2176
Bliss, Matt House 2017-2018 (District 5A); House 2021-2022 (District 5A); House 2023-Present (District 2B) 1497 1497
Acomb, Patty House 2019-2022 (District 44B); House 2023-Present (District 45B) 1490 1490
Bahner, Kristin House 2019-2022 (District 34B); House 2023-Present (District 37B) 1490 1490
Demuth, Lisa House 2019-2022 (District 13A); House 2023-Present (District 13A) 1490 1490
Edelson, Heather House 2019-2022 (District 49A); House 2023-Present (District 50A) 1490 1490
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