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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) 13620 13620
Pappas, Sandra L. House 1985-90 (District 65B); Senate 1991-2012 (District 65); Senate 2013-2022 (District 65); Senate 2023-Present (District 65) 12157 14348
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) 10660 12893
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) 8509 14348
Dibble, D. Scott House 2001-2002 (District 60B); Senate 2003-2012 (District 60); Senate 2013-2022 (District 61); Senate 2023-Present (District 61) 7775 8509
Latz, Ronald Steven House 2003-2006 (District 44B); Senate 2007-2012 (District 44); Senate 2013-2022 (District 46); Senate 2023-Present (District 46) 6318 7775
Carlson, Jim Senate 2007-2010 (District 38); Senate 2013-2022 (District 51); Senate 2023-Present (District 52) 5583 5583
Dahms, Gary H. Senate 2011-2012 (District 21); Senate 2013-2022 (District 16); 2023-Present (District 15) 4856 4856
Miller, Jeremy R. Senate 2011-2012 (District 31); Senate 2013-2022 (District 28); Senate 2023-Present (District 26) 4856 4856
Nelson, Carla J. House 2003-2004 (District 30A); Senate 2011-2012 (District 30); Senate 2013-2022 (District 26); Senate 2023-Present (District 24) 4856 5584
Dziedzic, Kari Senate 2012-2012 (District 59); Senate 2013-2022 (District 60); Senate 2023-Present (District 60) 4475 4475
Anderson, Bruce Douglas House 1995-2002 (District 19B); House 2003-2012 (District 19A); Senate 2013-2022 (District 29); Senate 2023-Present (District 29) 4121 10701
Champion, Bobby Joe House 2009-2012 (District 58B); Senate 2013-2022 (District 59); Senate 2023-Present (District 59) 4121 5584
Hawj, Foung Senate 2013-2022 (District 67); Senate 2023-Present (District 67) 4121 4121
Hoffman, John A. Senate 2013-2022 (District 36); Senate 2023-Present (District 34) 4121 4121
Housley, Karin Senate 2013-2022 (District 39); Senate 2023-Present (District 33) 4121 4121
Pratt, Eric R. Senate 2013-2022 (District 55); Senate 2023-Present (District 54) 4121 4121
Weber, Bill Senate 2013-2022 (District 22); Senate 2023-Present (District 21) 4121 4121
Westrom, Torrey House 1997-2002 (District 13A); House 2003-2012 (District 11A); Senate 2013-2022 (District 12); Senate 2023-Present (District 12) 4121 9966
Wiklund, Melissa Halvorson Senate 2013-2022 (District 50); Senate 2023-Present (District 51) 4121 4121
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) 2981 8826
Cwodzinski, Steve A. Senate 2017-2022 (District 48); Senate 2023-Present (District 49) 2665 2665
Draheim, Rich Senate 2017-2022 (District 20); Senate 2023-Present (District 22) 2665 2665
Eichorn, Justin D. Senate 2017-2022 (District 05); Senate 2023-Present (District 06) 2665 2665
Frentz, Nick A. Senate 2017-2022 (District 19); Senate 2023-Present (District 18) 2665 2665
Jasinski, John R. Senate 2017-2022 (District 24); Senate 2023-Present (District 19) 2665 2665
Johnson, Mark T. Senate 2017-2022 (District 01); Senate 2023-Present (District 01) 2665 2665
Klein, Matt D. Senate 2017-2022 (District 52); Senate 2023-Present (District 50) 2665 2665
Koran, Mark W. Senate 2017-2022 (District 32); Senate 2023-Present (District 28) 2665 2665
Lang, Andrew R. Senate 2017-Present (District 17) 2665 2665
Mathews, Andrew Senate 2017-2022 (District 15); Senate 2023-Present (District 27) 2665 2665
Utke, Paul J. Senate 2017-2022 (District 02); Senate 2023-Present (District 05) 2665 2665
Howe, Jeff R. House 2013-2018 (District 13A); Senate 2018-2022 (District 13); Senate 2023-Present (District 13) 1958 4121
Rarick, Jason House 2015-2019 (District 11B); Senate 2019-Present (District 11) 1894 3393
Coleman, Julia E. Senate 2021-2022 (District 48); Senate 2023-Present (District 48) 1202 1202
Dornink, Gene Senate 2021-2022 (District 27); Senate 2023-Present (District 23) 1202 1202
Duckworth, Zach Senate 2021-2022 (District 58); Senate 2023-Present (District 57) 1202 1202
Fateh, Omar Senate 2021-2022 (District 62); Senate 2023-Present (District 62) 1202 1202
Kunesh, Mary K. House 2017-2020 (District 41B); Senate 2021-2022 (District 41); Senate 2023-Present (District 39) 1202 2665
McEwen, Jennifer A Senate 2021-2022 (District 07); Senate 2023-Present (District 08) 1202 1202
Murphy, Erin P. House 2007-2012 (District 64A); House 2013-2018 (District 64A); Senate 2021-2022 (District 64); Senate 2023-Present (District 64) 1202 5590
Port, Lindsey Senate 2021-2022 (District 56); Senate 2023-Present (District 55) 1202 1202
Putnam, Aric Senate 2021-2022 (District 14); Senate 2023-Present (District 14) 1202 1202
Bahr, Calvin K. House 2017-2022 (District 31B); Senate 2023-Present (District 31) 474 2665
Boldon, Liz House 2021-2022 (District 25B); Senate 2023-Present (District 25) 474 1202
Drazkowski, Steve House 2007-2012 (District 28B); House 2013-2022 (District 21B); Senate 2023-Present (District 20) 474 6093
Farnsworth, Robert Senate 2023-Present (District 07) 474 474
Green, Steve House 2013-2022 (District 02B); Senate 2023-Present (District 02) 474 4121
Gruenhagen, Glenn House 2011-2012 (District 25A); House 2013-2022 (District 18B); Senate 2023-Present (District 17) 474 4856
Gustafson, Heather Senate 2023-Present (District 36) 474 474
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