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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) 13649 13649
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) 11411 11411
Hornstein, Frank House 2003-2012 (District 60B); House 2013-2022 (District 61A); House 2023-Present (District 61A) 7804 7804
Nelson, Michael V. House 2003-2012 (District 46A); House 2013-2022 (District 40A); House 2023-Present (District 38A) 7804 7804
Urdahl, Dean House 2003-2012 (District 18B); House 2013-2022 (District 18A); House 2023-Present (District 16A) 7804 7804
Garofalo, Patrick House 2005-2012 (District 36B); House 2013-2022 (District 58B); House 2023-Present (District 58B) 7076 7076
Hansen, Rick House 2005-2012 (District 39A); House 2013-2022 (District 52A); House 2023-Present (District 53B) 7076 7076
Hortman, Melissa House 2005-2012 (District 47B); House 2013-2022 (District 36B); House 2023-Present (District 34B) 7076 7076
Liebling, Tina House 2005-2012 (District 30A); House 2013-2022 (District 26A); House 2023-Present (District 24B) 7076 7076
Lillie, Leon M. House 2005-2012 (District 55A); House 2013-2022 (District 43B); House 2023-Present (District 44B) 7076 7076
Anderson, Paul H. House 2009-2012 (District 13A); House 2013-2022 (District 12B); House 2023-Present (District 12A) 5613 5613
Scott, Peggy House 2009-2012 (District 49A); House 2013-2022 (District 35B); House 2023-Present (District 31B) 5613 5613
Torkelson, Paul House 2009-2012 (District 21B); House 2013-2022 (District 16B); House 2023-Present (District 15B) 5613 5613
Franson, Mary House 2011-2012 (District 11B); House 2013-2022 (District 8B); House 2023-Present (District 12B) 4885 4885
Kiel, Debra House 2011-2012 (District 1B); House 2013-2022 (District 1B); House 2023-Present (District 1B) 4885 4885
McDonald, Joe House 2011-2012 (District 19B); House 2013-2022 (District 29A); House 2023-Present (District 29A) 4885 4885
O'Driscoll, Tim House 2011-2012 (District 14A); House 2013-2022 (District 13B); 2023-Present (District 13B) 4885 4885
Quam, II, Duane House 2011-2012 (District 29A); House 2013-2022 (District 25A); House 2023-Present (District 24A) 4885 4885
Schomacker, Joe House 2011-2012 (District 22A); House 2013-2022 (District 22A); House 2023-Present (District 21A) 4885 4885
Swedzinski, Chris House 2011-2012 (District 21A); House 2013-2022 (District 16A); House 2023-Present (District 15A) 4885 4885
Fischer, Peter House 2013-2022 (District 43A); House 2023-Present (District 44A) 4150 4150
Freiberg, Mike House 2013-2022 (District 45B); House 2023-Present (District 43B) 4150 4150
Johnson, Brian House 2013-2022 (District 32A); House 2023 (District 28A) 4150 4150
Kresha, Ron House 2013-2022 (District 09B); House 2023-Present (District 10A) 4150 4150
Petersburg, John House 2013-2022 (District 24A); House 2023-Present (District 19B) 4150 4150
Rarick, Marion House 2013-2022 (District 29B); House 2023-Present (District 29B) 4150 4150
Backer, Jeff House 2015-2022 (District 12A); House 2023-Present (District 9A) 3422 3422
Baker, Dave House 2015-2022 (District 17B); House 2023-Present (District 16B) 3422 3422
Bennett, Peggy House 2015-2022 (District 27A); House 2023-Present (District 23A) 3422 3422
Daniels, Brian House 2015-2022 (District 24B); House 2023-Present (District 19A) 3422 3422
Heintzeman, Joshua House 2015-2022 (District 10A); House 2023-Present (District 6B) 3422 3422
Koznick, Jon House 2015-2022 (District 58A); House 2023-Present (District 57A) 3422 3422
Nash, Jim House 2015-2022 (District 47A); House 2023-Present (District 48A) 3422 3422
Pinto, Dave House 2015-2022 (District 64B); House 2023-Present (District 64B) 3422 3422
Youakim, Cheryl House 2015-2022 (District 46B); House 2023-Present (District 46B) 3422 3422
Becker-Finn, Jamie House 2017-2022 (District 42B); House 2023-Present (District 40B) 2694 2694
Grossell, Matthew House 2017-2022 (District 02A); House 2023-Present (District 2A) 2694 2694
Koegel, Erin House 2017-2022 (District 37A); House 2023-Present (District 39A) 2694 2694
Lee, Fue House 2017-2022 (District 59A); House 2023-Present (District 59A) 2694 2694
Olson, Liz House 2017-2022 (District 07B); House 2023-Present (District 8A) 2694 2694
Pryor, Laurie House 2017-2022 (District 48A); House 2023-Present (District 49A) 2694 2694
West, Nolan House 2017-2022 (District 37B); House 2023-Present (District 32A) 2694 2694
Newton, Jerry House 2009-2010 (District 49B); House 2013-2016 (District 37A); Senate 2017-2022 (District 37); House 2023-Present (District 35B) 2687 4878
Neu Brindley, Anne E House 2017-2022 (District 32B); House 2023 (District 28B) 2645 2645
Bliss, Matt House 2017-2018 (District 5A); House 2021-2022 (District 5A); House 2023-Present (District 2B) 1966 1966
Acomb, Patty House 2019-2022 (District 44B); House 2023-Present (District 45B) 1959 1959
Bahner, Kristin House 2019-2022 (District 34B); House 2023-Present (District 37B) 1959 1959
Demuth, Lisa House 2019-2022 (District 13A); House 2023-Present (District 13A) 1959 1959
Edelson, Heather House 2019-2022 (District 49A); House 2023-Present (District 50A) 1959 1959
Elkins, Steve House 2019-2022 (District 49B); House 2023-Present (District 50B) 1959 1959
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