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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 three legislators who are tied for second-longest-serving legislator. Representative Phyllis Kahn is the second longest serving member of the Minnesota House of Representatives and 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 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
Carlson, Sr., Lyndon R. House 1973-82 (District 44A); House 1983-2002 (District 46B); House 2003-2012 (District 45B); House 2013-Present (District 45A) 17354 17354
Murphy, Mary Catherine House 1977-82 (District 14B); House 1983-2002 (District 8A): House 2003-2012 (District 6B); House 2013-Present (District 3B) 15891 15891
Pelowski, Jr., Gene P. House 1987-92 (District 34B); House 1993-2002 (District 32A); House 2003-2012 (District 31A); House 2013-Present (District 28A) 12237 12237
Wagenius, Jean D. House 1987-92 (District 62B); House 1993-2002 (District 63A); House 2003-2012 (District 62B); House 2013-Present (District 63B) 12237 12237
Hausman, Alice House 1989-92 (District 63B); House 1993-2012 (District 66B); House 2013-Present (District 66A) 11186 11186
Mariani, Carlos House 1991-2012 (District 65B); House 2013-Present (District 65B) 10774 10774
Davids, Gregory M. House 1991-92 (District 32B); House 1993-2006 (District 31B); House 2009-2012 (District 31B); House 2013-Present (District 28B) 9999 9999
Gunther, Bob House 1995-2002 (District 26A); House 2003-2012 (District 24A); House 2013-Present (District 23A) 9108 9108
Nornes, Bud B. House 1997-2012 (District 10A); House 2013-Present (District 8A) 8583 8583
Mahoney, Tim House 1999-2012 (District 67A); House 2013-Present (District 67A) 7855 7855
Erickson, Sondra House 1998-2002 (District 17A); House 2003-2008 (District 16A); House 2011-2012 (District 16A); House 2013-Present (District 15A) 7477 7477
Davnie, Jim House 2001-2012 (District 62A); House 2013-Present (District 63A) 7126 7126
Marquart, Paul House 2001-2012 (District 9B); House 2013-Present (District 4B) 7126 7126
Hornstein, Frank House 2003-2012 (District 60B); House 2013-Present (District 61A) 6392 6392
Lesch, John House 2003-2012 (District 66A); House 2013-Present (District 66B) 6392 6392
Nelson, Michael V. House 2003-2012 (District 46A); House 2013-Present (District 40A) 6392 6392
Urdahl, Dean House 2003-2012 (District 18B); House 2013-Present (District 18A) 6392 6392
Garofalo, Patrick House 2005-2012 (District 36B); House 2013-Present (District 58B) 5664 5664
Hamilton, Rod House 2005-2012 (District 22B); House 2013-Present (District 22B) 5664 5664
Hansen, Rick House 2005-2012 (District 39A); House 2013-Present (District 52A) 5664 5664
Hortman, Melissa House 2005-2012 (District 47B); House 2013-Present (District 36B) 5664 5664
Liebling, Tina House 2005-2012 (District 30A); House 2013-Present (District 26A) 5664 5664
Lillie, Leon M. House 2005-2012 (District 55A); House 2013-Present (District 43B) 5664 5664
Poppe, Jeanne E. House 2005-2012 (District 27B); House 2013-Present (District 27B) 5664 5664
Dettmer, Bob House 2007-2012 (District 52A); House 2013-Present (District 39A) 4935 4935
Runbeck, Linda House 1989-92 (District 52A); Senate 1993-2000 (District 53); House 2011-2012 (District 53A); House 2013-Present (District 38A) 4899 7819
Bernardy, Connie House 2001-2002 (District 48B); House 2003-2006 (District 51B); House 2013-Present (District 41A) 4809 4809
Drazkowski, Steve House 2007-2012 (District 28B); House 2013-Present (District 21B) 4710 4710
Anderson, Paul H. House 2009-2012 (District 13A); House 2013-Present (District 12B) 4201 4201
Scott, Peggy House 2009-2012 (District 49A); House 2013-Present (District 35B) 4201 4201
Torkelson, Paul House 2009-2012 (District 21B); House 2013-Present (District 16B) 4201 4201
Masin, Sandra House 2007-2010 (District 38A); House 2013-Present (District 51A) 4200 4200
Winkler, Ryan House 2007-2012 (District 44B); House 2013-2015 (District 46A); House 2019-Present (District 46A) 3649 3649
Daudt, Kurt House 2011-2012 (District 17A); House 2013-Present (District 31A) 3473 3473
Fabian, Dan House 2011-2012 (District 1A); House 2013-Present (District 1A) 3473 3473
Franson, Mary House 2011-2012 (District 11B); House 2013-Present (District 8B) 3473 3473
Gruenhagen, Glenn House 2011-2012 (District 25A); House 2013-Present (District 18B) 3473 3473
Kiel, Debra House 2011-2012 (District 1B); House 2013-Present (District 1B) 3473 3473
McDonald, Joe House 2011-2012 (District 19B); House 2013-Present (District 29A) 3473 3473
Moran, Rena House 2011-2012 (District 65A); House 2013-Present (District 65A) 3473 3473
O'Driscoll, Tim House 2011-2012 (District 14A); House 2013-Present (District 13B) 3473 3473
Quam, II, Duane House 2011-2012 (District 29A); House 2013-Present (District 25A) 3473 3473
Schomacker, Joe House 2011-2012 (District 22A); House 2013-Present (District 22A) 3473 3473
Swedzinski, Chris House 2011-2012 (District 21A); House 2013-Present (District 16A) 3473 3473
Persell, Jr., John Sterling House 2009-2012 (District 4A); House 2013-2016 (District 5A); House 2019-Present (District 5A) 3466 3466
Albright, Tony House 2013-Present (District 55B) 2738 2738
Dehn, Raymond House 2013-Present (District 59B) 2738 2738
Fischer, Peter House 2013-Present (District 43A) 2738 2738
Freiberg, Mike House 2013-Present (District 45B) 2738 2738
Green, Steve House 2013-Present (District 02B) 2738 2738
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