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Legislative Retirements - 2015-2016

Compiled by the Minnesota Legislative Reference Library

Current members who will not seek re-election to the Legislature in 2016

Legislative retirements at the end of the 2015-2016 biennium. See current biennium.

LEGISLATOR BODY PARTY DISTRICT NOTES
Mark Anderson House Republican 9A Pioneer Press - 2/16/2016
Joe Atkins House DFL 52B Pioneer Press - 1/26/2016
Dave Brown Senate Republican 15 St. Cloud Times - 5/18/2015
Barb Goodwin Senate DFL 41 Star Tribune - 11/13/2015
Dave Hancock House Republican 2A Pioneer Press - 3/18/2016
Alice Johnson Senate DFL 37 Twitter - 4/6/2016
Tim Kelly House Republican 21A Red Wing Republican Eagle - 2/17/2016
Tara Mack House Republican 57A Pioneer Press 4/3/2016
Denny McNamara House Republican 54B South Washington County Bulletin - 6/1/2016
Carly Melin House DFL 6A MinnPost - 1/14/2016
James Metzen Senate DFL 52 Star Tribune - 1/23/2016
Kim Norton House DFL 25B MPR - 9/10/2015
Julianne Ortman Senate Republican 47 Pioneer Press - 5/13/2015
John Pederson Senate Republican 14 St. Cloud Times - 1/8/2016
Roger Reinert Senate DFL 7 Pioneer Press - 1/4/2016
Tim Sanders House Republican 37B Pioneer Press - 2/26/2016
Bev Scalze Senate DFL 42 Star Tribune - 12/9/2015
Yvonne Selcer House DFL 48A Pioneer Press 4/8/2016
Kathy Sheran Senate DFL 19 Pioneer Press Blog - 12/28/2015
Katie Sieben Senate DFL 54 Star Tribune - 2/2/2016
LeRoy Stumpf Senate DFL 1 Senate DFL Caucus - 2/24/2016
Dave Thompson Senate Republican 58 Star Tribune - 1/5/2016

Special circumstances

LEGISLATOR BODY PARTY DISTRICT NOTES
Bob Barrett House Republican 32B The Supreme Court ruled on September 8, 2016 that Rep. Bob Barrett was ineligible to run in the November election because he did not reside in his district.  Minnesota Statute 204B.13 prescribes a February special election under these circumstances.

Defeated in the primary election in 2016

LEGISLATOR BODY PARTY DISTRICT NOTES
Tom Hackbarth House Republican 31B
Phyllis Kahn House DFL 60B
Joe Mullery House DFL 59A
Sean Nienow Senate Republican 32

Current House members seeking Senate seat in 2016

LEGISLATOR BODY PARTY DISTRICT NOTES
Jason Isaacson House DFL 42B Filed to run in Senate District 42.
Carolyn Laine House DFL 41B Filed to run in Senate District 41.
Jerry Newton House DFL 37A Filed to run in Senate District 37.
Dan Schoen House DFL 54A Filed to run in Senate District 54.
Erik Simonson House DFL 7B Filed to run in Senate District 7.

Current Senate members seeking higher office in 2016

LEGISLATOR BODY PARTY DISTRICT NOTES
Terri Bonoff Senate DFL 44 Filed to run in the 3rd U.S. Congressional district.

Legislative vacancies during the 2015-2016 biennium

LEGISLATOR BODY PARTY DISTRICT NOTES
David Dill House DFL 3A Died on 8/8/2015. Special election on 12/8/2015 was won by Rob Ecklund.
Ann Lenczewski House DFL 50B Resigned effective 12/15/2015. Special election on 2/9/2016 was won by Chad Anderson.
Branden Petersen Senate Republican 35 Resigned effective 10/31/2015. Special election on 2/9/2016 was won by Jim Abeler.
Ryan Winkler House DFL 46A Resigned effective 7/1/2015. Special election on 11/4/2016 was won by Peggy Flanagan.