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Length of Service - Current Senate 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.

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Current Senate Members - 67 Records
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NameService InformationDays of Service in Senate (sorted descending)Total Service Days
Marty, John J. Senate 1987-92 (District 63); Senate 1993-2012 (District 54); Senate 2013-2022 (District 66); Senate 2023-Present (District 40) 13180 13180
Pappas, Sandra L. House 1985-90 (District 65B); Senate 1991-2012 (District 65); Senate 2013-2022 (District 65); Senate 2023-Present (District 65) 11717 13908
Limmer, Warren E. House 1989-92 (District 48A); House 1993-95 (District 33B); Senate 1995-2002 (District 33); Senate 2003-2012 (District 32); Senate 2013-2022 (District 34); Senate 2023-Present (District 37) 10220 12453
Rest, Ann H. House 1985-2000 (District 46A); Senate 2001-2002 (District 46); Senate 2003-2012 (District 45); Senate 2013-2022 (District 45); Senate 2023-Present (District 43) 8069 13908
Dibble, D. Scott House 2001-2002 (District 60B); Senate 2003-2012 (District 60); Senate 2013-2022 (District 61); Senate 2023-Present (District 61) 7335 8069
Latz, Ronald Steven House 2003-2006 (District 44B); Senate 2007-2012 (District 44); Senate 2013-2022 (District 46); Senate 2023-Present (District 46) 5878 7335
Carlson, Jim Senate 2007-2010 (District 38); Senate 2013-2022 (District 51); Senate 2023-Present (District 52) 5143 5143
Dahms, Gary H. Senate 2011-2012 (District 21); Senate 2013-2022 (District 16); 2023-Present (District 15) 4416 4416
Miller, Jeremy R. Senate 2011-2012 (District 31); Senate 2013-2022 (District 28); Senate 2023-Present (District 26) 4416 4416
Nelson, Carla J. House 2003-2004 (District 30A); Senate 2011-2012 (District 30); Senate 2013-2022 (District 26); Senate 2023-Present (District 24) 4416 5144
Dziedzic, Kari Senate 2012-2012 (District 59); Senate 2013-2022 (District 60); Senate 2023-Present (District 60) 4035 4035
Anderson, Bruce Douglas House 1995-2002 (District 19B); House 2003-2012 (District 19A); Senate 2013-2022 (District 29); Senate 2023-Present (District 29) 3681 10261
Champion, Bobby Joe House 2009-2012 (District 58B); Senate 2013-2022 (District 59); Senate 2023-Present (District 59) 3681 5144
Hawj, Foung Senate 2013-2022 (District 67); Senate 2023-Present (District 67) 3681 3681
Hoffman, John A. Senate 2013-2022 (District 36); Senate 2023-Present (District 34) 3681 3681
Housley, Karin Senate 2013-2022 (District 39); Senate 2023-Present (District 33) 3681 3681
Pratt, Eric R. Senate 2013-2022 (District 55); Senate 2023-Present (District 54) 3681 3681
Weber, Bill Senate 2013-2022 (District 22); Senate 2023-Present (District 21) 3681 3681
Westrom, Torrey House 1997-2002 (District 13A); House 2003-2012 (District 11A); Senate 2013-2022 (District 12); Senate 2023-Present (District 12) 3681 9526
Wiklund, Melissa Halvorson Senate 2013-2022 (District 50); Senate 2023-Present (District 51) 3681 3681
Abeler, Jim House 1999-2002 (District 49A); House 2003-2012 (District 48B); House 2013-2014 (District 35A); Senate 2016-2022 (District 35); Senate 2023-Present (District 35) 2541 8386
Cwodzinski, Steve A. Senate 2017-2022 (District 48); Senate 2023-Present (District 49) 2225 2225
Draheim, Rich Senate 2017-2022 (District 20); Senate 2023-Present (District 22) 2225 2225
Eichorn, Justin D. Senate 2017-2022 (District 05); Senate 2023-Present (District 06) 2225 2225
Frentz, Nick A. Senate 2017-2022 (District 19); Senate 2023-Present (District 18) 2225 2225
Jasinski, John R. Senate 2017-2022 (District 24); Senate 2023-Present (District 19) 2225 2225
Johnson, Mark T. Senate 2017-2022 (District 01); Senate 2023-Present (District 01) 2225 2225
Klein, Matt D. Senate 2017-2022 (District 52); Senate 2023-Present (District 50) 2225 2225
Koran, Mark W. Senate 2017-2022 (District 32); Senate 2023-Present (District 28) 2225 2225
Lang, Andrew R. Senate 2017-Present (District 17) 2225 2225
Mathews, Andrew Senate 2017-2022 (District 15); Senate 2023-Present (District 27) 2225 2225
Utke, Paul J. Senate 2017-2022 (District 02); Senate 2023-Present (District 05) 2225 2225
Howe, Jeff R. House 2013-2018 (District 13A); Senate 2018-2022 (District 13); Senate 2023-Present (District 13) 1518 3681
Rarick, Jason House 2015-2019 (District 11B); Senate 2019-Present (District 11) 1454 2953
Coleman, Julia E. Senate 2021-2022 (District 48); Senate 2023-Present (District 48) 762 762
Dornink, Gene Senate 2021-2022 (District 27); Senate 2023-Present (District 23) 762 762
Duckworth, Zach Senate 2021-2022 (District 58); Senate 2023-Present (District 57) 762 762
Fateh, Omar Senate 2021-2022 (District 62); Senate 2023-Present (District 62) 762 762
Kunesh, Mary K. House 2017-2020 (District 41B); Senate 2021-2022 (District 41); Senate 2023-Present (District 39) 762 2225
McEwen, Jennifer A Senate 2021-2022 (District 07); Senate 2023-Present (District 08) 762 762
Murphy, Erin P. House 2007-2012 (District 64A); House 2013-2018 (District 64A); Senate 2021-2022 (District 64); Senate 2023-Present (District 64) 762 5150
Port, Lindsey Senate 2021-2022 (District 56); Senate 2023-Present (District 55) 762 762
Putnam, Aric Senate 2021-2022 (District 14); Senate 2023-Present (District 14) 762 762
Bahr, Calvin K. House 2017-2022 (District 31B); Senate 2023-Present (District 31) 34 2225
Boldon, Liz House 2021-2022 (District 25B); Senate 2023-Present (District 25) 34 762
Drazkowski, Steve House 2007-2012 (District 28B); House 2013-2022 (District 21B); Senate 2023-Present (District 20) 34 5653
Farnsworth, Robert Senate 2023-Present (District 07) 34 34
Green, Steve House 2013-2022 (District 02B); Senate 2023-Present (District 02) 34 3681
Gruenhagen, Glenn House 2011-2012 (District 25A); House 2013-2022 (District 18B); Senate 2023-Present (District 17) 34 4416
Gustafson, Heather Senate 2023-Present (District 36) 34 34
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