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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 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 Senate Members - 67 Records
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NameService InformationDays of Service in Senate (sorted descending)Total Service Days
Cohen, Richard J. House 1977-78 (District 63B); House 1983-86 (District 64B); Senate 1987-2012 (District 64); Senate 2013-Present (District 64) 12239 14431
Marty, John J. Senate 1987-92 (District 63); Senate 1993-2012 (District 54); Senate 2013-Present (District 66) 12239 12239
Pappas, Sandra L. House 1985-90 (District 65B); Senate 1991-2012 (District 65); Senate 2013-Present (District 65) 10776 12967
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-Present (District 34) 9279 11512
Wiger, Sr., Charles W. Senate 1996-2012 (District 55); Senate 2013-Present (District 43) 8585 8585
Rest, Ann H. House 1985-2000 (District 46A); Senate 2001-2002 (District 46); Senate 2003-2012 (District 45); Senate 2013-Present (District 45) 7128 12967
Tomassoni, David J. House 1993-2000 (District 5B); Senate 2000-2012 (District 5); Senate 2013-Present (District 6) 7128 10048
Bakk, Thomas M. House 1995-2002 (District 6A); Senate 2003-2012 (District 6); Senate 2013-Present (District 3) 6394 9320
Dibble, D. Scott House 2001-2002 (District 60B); Senate 2003-2012 (District 60); Senate 2013-Present (District 61) 6394 7128
Rosen, Julie A. Senate 2003-2012 (District 24); Senate 2013-Present (District 23) 6394 6394
Senjem, David H. Senate 2003-2012 (District 29); Senate 2013-Present (District 25) 6394 6394
Sparks, Daniel D. Senate 2003-2012 (District 27); Senate 2013-Present (District 27) 6394 6394
Ingebrigtsen, Bill G. Senate 2007-2012 (District 11); Senate 2013-Present (District 8) 4937 4937
Latz, Ronald Steven House 2003-2006 (District 44B); Senate 2007-2012 (District 44); Senate 2013-Present (District 46) 4937 6394
Torres Ray, Patricia Senate 2007-2012 (District 62); Senate 2013-Present (District 63) 4937 4937
Carlson, Jim Senate 2007-2010 (District 38); Senate 2013-Present (District 51) 4202 4202
Ruud, Carrie L. Senate 2003-2006 (District 4); Senate 2013-Present (District 10) 4197 4197
Benson, Michelle R. Senate 2011-2012 (District 49); Senate 2013-Present (District 31) 3475 3475
Chamberlain, Roger C. Senate 2011-2012 (District 53); Senate 2013-Present (District 38) 3475 3475
Dahms, Gary H. Senate 2011-2012 (District 21); Senate 2013-Present (District 16) 3475 3475
Gazelka, Paul House 2005-2006 (District 12A); Senate 2011-2012 (District 12); Senate 2013-Present (District 9) 3475 4204
Hall, Dan D. Senate 2011-2012 (District 40); Senate 2013-Present (District 56) 3475 3475
Miller, Jeremy R. Senate 2011-2012 (District 31); Senate 2013-Present (District 28) 3475 3475
Nelson, Carla J. House 2003-2004 (District 30A); Senate 2011-2012 (District 30); Senate 2013-Present (District 26) 3475 4203
Newman, Scott J. House 2004-2006 (District 18A); Senate 2011-2012 (District 18); Senate 2013-Present (District 18) 3475 4566
Hayden, Jeff House 2009-2011 (District 61B); Senate 2011-2012 (District 61); Senate 2013-Present (District 62) 3181 4204
Eaton, Chris A. Senate 2011-2012 (District 46); Senate 2013-Present (District 40) 3178 3178
Dziedzic, Kari Senate 2012-2012 (District 59); Senate 2013-Present (District 60) 3094 3094
Anderson, Bruce Douglas House 1995-2002 (District 19B); House 2003-2012 (District 19A); Senate 2013-Present (District 29) 2740 9320
Champion, Bobby Joe House 2009-2012 (District 58B); Senate 2013-Present (District 59) 2740 4203
Clausen, Gregory D. Senate 2013-Present (District 57) 2740 2740
Eken, Bernhard Kent House 2003-2012 (District 2A); Senate 2013-Present (District 4) 2740 6394
Franzen, Melisa Senate 2013-Present (District 49) 2740 2740
Hawj, Foung Senate 2013-Present (District 67) 2740 2740
Hoffman, John A. Senate 2013-Present (District 36) 2740 2740
Housley, Karin Senate 2013-Present (District 39) 2740 2740
Kent, Susan Senate 2013-Present (District 53) 2740 2740
Kiffmeyer, Mary House 2009-2012 (District 16B); Senate 2013-Present (District 30) 2740 4203
Osmek, David J. Senate 2013-Present (District 33) 2740 2740
Pratt, Eric R. Senate 2013-Present (District 55) 2740 2740
Weber, Bill Senate 2013-Present (District 22) 2740 2740
Westrom, Torrey House 1997-2002 (District 13A); House 2003-2012 (District 11A); Senate 2013-Present (District 12) 2740 8585
Wiklund, Melissa Halvorson Senate 2013-Present (District 50) 2740 2740
Abeler, Jim House 1999-2002 (District 49A); House 2003-2012 (District 48B); House 2013-2014 (District 35A); Senate 2016-Present (District 35) 1600 7445
Anderson, Paul T. Senate 2017-Present (District 44) 1284 1284
Cwodzinski, Steve A. Senate 2017-Present (District 48) 1284 1284
Draheim, Rich Senate 2017-Present (District 20) 1284 1284
Eichorn, Justin Senate 2017-Present (District 05) 1284 1284
Frentz, Nick Senate 2017-Present (District 19) 1284 1284
Goggin, Michael P. Senate 2017-Present (District 21) 1284 1284
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