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Women in the Minnesota Legislature, by Year Elected

Compiled by the Minnesota Legislative Reference Library

NameFirst Year ElectedService Information
Cain, Myrtle Agnes 1922 House 1923-24 (District 28)
Hough, Sue Metzger 1922 House 1923-24 (District 34)
Kempfer, Hannah Jensen 1922 House 1923-30 (District 50); House 1933-42 (District 50)
Paige, Mabeth Hurd 1922 House 1923-43 (District 30)
Payne, Rosanna Catherine 1926 House 1927-32 (District 52)
Naplin, Laura Emelia 1927 Senate 1927-34 (District 65)
Weeks, Harriet Hildreth 1928 House 1929-32 (District 63)
Hansen, Bertha Lee 1938 House 1939-40 (District 12)
Knutson, Cornelia Genevive 1950 House 1951-54 (District 65)
Luther, Sally 1950 House 1951-62 (District 30)
Lund, Joyce 1954 House 1955-56 (District 3)
Fieldman, Esther Miriam 1960 House 1961-62 (District 63)
Burchett, Constance 1962 House 1963-66 (District 51)
McMillan, Helen E. 1962 House 1963-66 (District 5); House 1967-72 (District 5A); House 1973-74 (District 31B)
Torgerson, Virginia 1962 House 1963-64 (District 2)
Smaby, Alpha Sunde 1964 House 1965-68 (District 41)
Christianson, Donna Jean 1969 House 1969-70 (District 66A)
Berglin, Linda Lee 1972 House 1973-80 (District 59A); Senate 1981-82 (District 59); Senate 1983-92 (District 60); Senate 1993-2011 (District 61)
Forsythe, Mary M. 1972 House 1973-82 (District 39A); House 1983-90 (District 42B)
Growe, Joan Ruth 1972 House 1973-74 (District 40A)
Kahn, Phyllis L. 1972 House 1973-82 (District 57A); House 1983-92 (District 58B); House 1993-2012 (District 59B); House 2013-2016 (District 60B)
McArthur, Ernee M. 1972 House 1973-74 (District 45B)
Byrne, Margaret Mary 1974 House 1975-82 (District 64B)
Clark, Janet H. 1974 House 1975-82 (District 60A); House 1983-84 (District 60B)
Hokanson, Shirley A. 1974 House 1975-82 (District 37A)
Volk, Claudia 1974 House 1975-76 (District 18A)
Brataas, Nancy 1975 Senate 1975-92 (District 33)
Lehto, Arlene Ione 1976 House 1977-82 (District 8A)
Murphy, Mary Catherine 1976 House 1977-82 (District 14B); House 1983-2002 (District 8A): House 2003-2012 (District 6B); House 2013-Present (District 3B)
Scheid, Linda J. 1976 House 1977-78 (District 45A); House 1983-92 (District 47A); Senate 1997-2002 (District 47); Senate 2003-2011 (District 46)
Staples, Emily Anne 1976 Senate 1977-80 (District 43)
Wynia, Ann 1976 House 1977-82 (District 62A); House 1983-89 (District 63B)
Knaak, Delores J. 1977 Senate 1977-80 (District 49)
Blatz, Kathleen Ann 1978 House 1979-82 (District 38A); House 1983-92 (District 41B); House 1993-94 (District 40B)
Levi, Connie M. 1978 House 1979-82 (District 50A); House 1983-86 (District 55A)
Long, Dee 1978 House 1979-82 (District 56B); House 1983-92 (District 59A); House 1993-98 (District 60A)
Luknic, Marsha Johnson 1978 House 1979-82 (District 24B)
Minne, Lona A. 1978 House 1979-88 (District 5B)
Olsen, Sally 1978 House 1979-82 (District 41A); House 1983-92 (District 44A)
Stokowski, Anne K. 1979 Senate 1979-82 (District 55)
Peterson, Donna C. 1980 House 1980-82 (District 60B); Senate 1983-90 (District 61)
Clark, Karen J. 1980 House 1981-82 (District 59A); House 1983-92 (District 60A); House 1993-2012 (District 61A); House 2013-2018 (District 62A)
Hokr, Dorothy I. 1980 House 1981-82 (District 44B); House 1983-84 (District 46A)
Kronebusch, Patricia Louise 1980 Senate 1981-86 (District 34)
Lantry, Marilyn M. 1980 Senate 1981-90 (District 67)
Rodriguez, Carolyn Jane 1980 House 1981-82 (District 53A); House 1983-84 (District 37A)
Vellenga, Kathleen A. 1980 House 1981-82 (District 63A); House 1983-94 (District 64A)
Adkins, Betty A. 1982 Senate 1983-92 (District 22); Senate 1993-95 (District 19)
Coleman, Sharon L. 1982 House 1983-84 (District 51A)
McQuaid, Phyllis W. 1982 Senate 1983-90 (District 44)
Olson, Gen 1982 Senate 1983-92 (District 43); Senate 1993-2002 (District 34); Senate 2003-2012 (District 33)
Pauly, Sidney J. 1982 House 1983-92 (District 42A); House 1993-94 (District 42B)
Piper, Pat 1982 House 1983-86 (District 31B); Senate 1987-92 (District 31); Senate 1993-2000 (District 27)
Reichgott Junge, Ember D. 1982 Senate 1983-2000 (District 46)
Segal, Gloria M. 1982 House 1983-92 (District 44B)
Dyke, Carol 1984 House 1985-86 (District 28A)
McPherson, Harriet A. 1984 House 1985-92 (District 55B)
Pappas, Sandra L. 1984 House 1985-90 (District 65B); Senate 1991-2012 (District 65); Senate 2013-Present (District 65)
Rest, Ann H. 1984 House 1985-2000 (District 46A); Senate 2001-2002 (District 46); Senate 2003-2012 (District 45); Senate 2013-Present (District 45)
Tompkins, Eileen J. 1984 House 1985-92 (District 37A); House 1993-98 (District 36A)
Johnson, Alice M. 1986 House 1987-92 (District 51A); House 1993-2000 (District 48B); Senate 2013-2016 (District 37)
Kelso, Rebecca G. 1986 House 1987-92 (District 36A); House 1993-98 (District 35B)
Morrison, Constance 1986 House 1987-92 (District 38A); House 1993-94 (District 36B)
Olson, Catherina 1986 House 1987-92 (District 28B); House 1993-94 (District 22B)
Wagenius, Jean D. 1986 House 1987-92 (District 62B); House 1993-2002 (District 63A); House 2003-2012 (District 62B); House 2013-Present (District 63B)
Hasskamp, Kris 1988 House 1989-92 (District 13A); House 1993-2000 (District 12A)
Henry, Joyce 1988 House 1989-92 (District 40B)
Lynch, Teresa 1988 House 1989-92 (District 50A); House 1993-96 (District 50B)
McGuire, Mary Jo 1988 House 1989-92 (District 63A); House 1993-2002 (District 54A); Senate 2011-2012 (District 66)
Pariseau, Patricia 1988 Senate 1989-2002 (District 37); Senate 2003-2010 (District 36)
Williams, Diane Wray 1988 House 1989-90 (District 9A)
Runbeck, Linda 1989 House 1989-92 (District 52A); Senate 1993-2000 (District 53); House 2011-2012 (District 53A); House 2013-Present (District 38A)
Hausman, Alice 1989 House 1989-92 (District 63B); House 1993-2012 (District 66B); House 2013-Present (District 66A)
Flynn, Carol 1990 Senate 1990-92 (District 61); Senate 1993-2000 (District 62)
Benson, Joanne E. 1990 Senate 1991-92 (District 17); Senate 1993-94 (District 16)
Bettermann, Hilda 1990 House 1991-92 (District 11B); House 1993-98 (District 10B)
Garcia, Edwina 1990 House 1991-92 (District 40A); House 1993-98 (District 63B)
Johnson, Janet B. 1990 Senate 1991-92 (District 19); Senate 1993-99 (District 18)
Johnston, Terry D. 1990 Senate 1991-92 (District 36); Senate 1993-96 (District 35)
Leppik, Margaret 1990 House 1991-2002 (District 45B)
Lourey, Rebecca Jo 1990 House 1991-92 (District 14B); House 1993-96 (District 8B); Senate 1997-2006 (District 8)
Ranum, Jane B. 1990 Senate 1991-92 (District 62); Senate 1993-2006 (District 63)
Traub, Judy 1990 Senate 1991-92 (District 45)
Wejcman, Linda J. 1990 House 1991-92 (District 60B); House 1993-2000 (District 61B)
Anderson, Ellen R. 1992 Senate 1993-2011 (District 66)
Brown, Kay 1992 House 1993-94 (District 25A)
Evans, Geri 1992 House 1993-94 (District 52B); House 1997-98 (District 52B); House 2001-2002 (District 52B)
Greiling, Mindy 1992 House 1993-2002 (District 54B); House 2003-2012 (District 54A)
Hanson, Paula E. 1992 Senate 1993-2000 (District 50)
Kiscaden, Sheila M. 1992 Senate 1993-2006 (District 30)
Klinzing, Stephanie 1992 House 1993-94 (District 19B)
Krentz, Jane 1992 Senate 1993-2002 (District 51)
Lesewski, Arlene J. 1992 Senate 1993-2002 (District 21)
Luther, Darlene Joyce 1992 House 1993-2002 (District 47A)
McCollum, Betty 1992 House 1993-2000 (District 55B)
Molnau, Carol L. 1992 House 1993-2002 (District 35A)
Neary, Pamela 1992 House 1993-94 (District 56B)
Robertson, Martha R. 1992 Senate 1993-2002 (District 45)
Seagren, Alice 1992 House 1993-2002 (District 41A); House 2003-2004 (District 41B)
Sekhon, Kathleen 1992 House 1993-94 (District 50A); House 1997-98 (District 50A)
Vickerman, Barbara 1992 House 1993-97 (District 23A)
Wiener, Deanna L. 1992 Senate 1993-2002 (District 38)
Boudreau, Lynda 1994 House 1995-2002 (District 25B); House 2003-2004 (District 26B)
Broecker, Sherry 1994 House 1995-2000 (District 53B)
Daggett, Roxann 1994 House 1995-2002 (District 11A)
Harder, Elaine 1994 House 1995-2004 (District 22B)
Larsen, Peg 1994 House 1995-2000 (District 56B)
Marko, Sharon 1994 House 1995-2002 (District 57B); Senate 2003-2006 (District 57)
Schumacher, Leslie J. 1994 House 1995-2002 (District 17B)
Sykora, Barbara 1994 House 1995-2002 (District 43B); House 2003-2006 (District 33B)
Fischbach, Michelle L. 1996 Senate 1996-2012 (District 14); Senate 2013-2018 (District 13)
Folliard, Betty 1996 House 1997-2002 (District 44A)
Higgins, Linda I. 1996 Senate 1997-2012 (District 58)
Johnson, Ruth 1996 House 1997-98 (District 24B); House 2001-2002 (District 24B); House 2005-2006 (District 23A)
Koskinen, Luanne 1996 House 1997-2002 (District 49B)
Rifenberg, Michelle 1996 House 1997-2002 (District 32B)
Robling, Claire A. 1996 Senate 1997-2012 (District 35)
Skare, Gail 1996 House 1997-98 (District 4A)
Slawik, Nora 1996 House 1997-98 (District 57A); House 2001-2002 (District 57A); House 2003-2012 (District 55B)
Tingelstad, Kathy 1996 House 1997-2002 (District 50B); House 2003-08 (District 49B)
Otremba, Mary Ellen 1997 House 1997-2010 (District 11B)
Erickson, Sondra 1998 House 1998-2002 (District 17A); House 2003-2008 (District 16A); House 2011-2012 (District 16A); House 2013-Present (District 15A)
Haake, Barbara 1998 House 1999-2000 (District 52B)
Holberg, Mary Liz 1998 House 1999-2002 (District 37B); House 2003-2012 (District 36A); House 2013-2014 (District 58A)
Kelliher, Margaret Anderson 1998 House 1999-2010 (District 60A)
Lenczewski, Ann 1998 House 1999-2012 (District 40B); House 2013-2015 (District 50B)
Storm, Julie 1998 House 1999-2000 (District 24B)
Ring, Twyla L. 1999 Senate 1999-2002 (District 18)
Bachmann, Michele M. 2000 Senate 2001-2002 (District 56); Senate 2003-2006 (District 52)
Bernardy, Connie 2000 House 2001-2002 (District 48B); House 2003-2006 (District 51B); House 2013-Present (District 41A)
Goodwin, Barbara J. 2000 House 2001-2002 (District 52A); House 2003-2006 (District 50A); Senate 2011-2012 (District 50); Senate 2013-2016 (District 41)
Hilstrom, Debra 2000 House 2001-2002 (District 47B); House 2003-2012 (District 46B); House 2013-2018 (District 40B)
Johnson, Debbie J. 2000 Senate 2001-2002 (District 50); Senate 2003-2010 (District 49)
Penas, Maxine 2000 House 2001-2006 (District 1A)
Reiter, Madelyn 2000 Senate 2001-2006 (District 53)
Ruth, Connie 2000 House 2001-02 (District 28A); House 2003-08 (District 26A)
Sabo, Julie Ann 2000 Senate 2001-2002 (District 62)
Schwab, Grace Elizabeth 2000 Senate 2001-2002 (District 27)
Walker, Neva 2000 House 2001-08 (District 61B)
Moua, Mee 2002 Senate 2002-2010 (District 67)
Prettner Solon, Yvonne 2002 Senate 2002-2010 (District 7)
Brod, Laura 2002 House 2003-2010 (District 25A)
Klinzing, Karen 2002 House 2003-2006 (District 56B)
Nelson, Carla J. 2002 House 2003-2004 (District 30A); Senate 2011-2012 (District 30); Senate 2013-Present (District 26)
Olsen, Stephanie 2002 House 2003-2004 (District 47B)
Ortman, Julianne E. 2002 Senate 2003-2012 (District 34); Senate 2013-2016 (District 47)
Osterman, Lynne 2002 House 2003-2004 (District 45A)
Rosen, Julie A. 2002 Senate 2003-2012 (District 24); Senate 2013-Present (District 23)
Ruud, Carrie L. 2002 Senate 2003-2006 (District 4); Senate 2013-Present (District 10)
Samuelson, Char 2002 House 2003-2006 (District 50B)
Sieben, Katie 2002 House 2003-2006 (District 57A); Senate 2007-2012 (District 57); Senate 2013-2016 (District 54)
Soderstrom, Judy 2002 House 2003-2006 (District 8B)
Wergin, Betsy L. 2002 Senate 2003-08 (District 16)
Otto, Rebecca 2003 House 2003-2004 (District 52B)
Dittrich, Denise 2004 House 2005-2012 (District 47A)
Fritz, Patti 2004 House 2005-2012 (District 26B); House 2013-2014 (District 24B)
Hortman, Melissa 2004 House 2005-2012 (District 47B); House 2013-Present (District 36B)
Liebling, Tina 2004 House 2005-2012 (District 30A); House 2013-Present (District 26A)
Loeffler, Diane 2004 House 2005-2012 (District 59A); House 2013-Present (District 60A)
Peppin, Joyce 2004 House 2005-2012 (District 32A); House 2013-2018 (District 34A)
Peterson, Sandra 2004 House 2005-2012 (District 45A)
Poppe, Jeanne E. 2004 House 2005-2012 (District 27B); House 2013-Present (District 27B)
Ruud, Maria 2004 House 2005-2010 (District 42A)
Sailer, Brita 2004 House 2005-2010 (District 2B)
Scalze, Bev 2004 House 2005-2012 (District 54B); Senate 2013-2016 (District 42)
Bonoff, Terri E. 2005 Senate 2005-2012 (District 43); Senate 2013-2016 (District 44)
Koch, Amy T. 2005 Senate 2006-2012 (District 19)
Clark, Tarryl L. 2005 Senate 2006-2010 (District 15)
Anderson, Sarah 2006 House 2007-2012 (District 43A); House 2013-2018 (District 44A)
Bigham, Karla 2006 House 2007-2010 (District 57A); Senate 2018-Present (District 54)
Brown, Robin 2006 House 2007-2010 (District 27A)
Brynaert, Kathy 2006 House 2007-2012 (District 23B); House 2013-2014 (District 19B)
Bunn, Julie Ann 2006 House 2007-2010 (District 56A)
Erickson Ropes, Sharon L. 2006 Senate 2007-2010 (District 31)
Knuth, Katherine 2006 House 2007-2012 (District 50B)
Laine, Carolyn 2006 House 2007-2012 (District 50A); House 2013-2016 (District 41B); Senate 2017-Present (District 41)
Lynch, Ann 2006 Senate 2007-2010 (District 30)
Madore, Shelley J. 2006 House 2007-2008 (District 37A)
Masin, Sandra 2006 House 2007-2010 (District 38A); House 2013-Present (District 51A)
McFarlane, Carol 2006 House 2007-2012 (District 53B)
Murphy, Erin 2006 House 2007-2012 (District 64A); House 2013-2018 (District 64A)
Norton, Kim 2006 House 2007-2012 (District 29B); House 2013-2016 (District 25B)
Olson, Mary A. 2006 Senate 2007-2010 (District 4)
Rummel, Sandy 2006 Senate 2007-2010 (District 53)
Saltzman, Kathy L. 2006 Senate 2007-2010 (District 56)
Sheran, Kathleen J. 2006 Senate 2007-2012 (District 23); Senate 2013-2016 (District 19)
Slocum, Linda 2006 House 2007-2012 (District 63B); House 2013-2018 (District 50A)
Swails, Marsha 2006 House 2007-2010 (District 56B)
Torres Ray, Patricia 2006 Senate 2007-2012 (District 62); Senate 2013-Present (District 63)
Wollschlager, Sandy 2006 House 2007-2008 (District 28A)
Doepke, Connie 2008 House 2009-2012 (District 33B)
Fobbe, Lisa A. 2008 Senate 2008-2010 (District 16)
Jackson, Gail Kulick 2008 House 2009-2010 (District 16A)
Kiffmeyer, Mary 2008 House 2009-2012 (District 16B); Senate 2013-Present (District 30)
Loon, Jenifer 2008 House 2009-2012 (District 42B); House 2013-2018 (District 48B)
Mack, Tara Kay 2008 House 2009-2012 (District 37A); House 2013-2016 (District 57A)
Scott, Peggy 2008 House 2009-2012 (District 49A); House 2013-Present (District 35B)
Anderson, Diane 2010 House 2011-2012 (District 38A)
Benson, Michelle R. 2010 Senate 2011-2012 (District 49); Senate 2013-Present (District 31)
Franson, Mary 2010 House 2011-2012 (District 11B); House 2013-Present (District 8B)
Greene, Marion 2010 House 2011-2012 (District 60A)
Hoffman, Gretchen M. 2010 Senate 2011-2012 (District 10)
Kieffer, Andrea 2010 House 2011-2012 (District 56B); House 2013-2014 (District 53B)
Kiel, Debra 2010 House 2011-2012 (District 1B); House 2013-Present (District 1B)
Lohmer, Kathy 2010 House 2011-2012 (District 56A); House 2013-2018 (District 39B)
McElfatrick, Carolyn 2010 House 2011-2012 (District 3B)
Moran, Rena 2010 House 2011-2012 (District 65A); House 2013-Present (District 65A)
Myhra, Pam 2010 House 2011-2012 (District 40A); House 2013-2014 (District 56A)
Wolf, Pam 2010 Senate 2011-2012 (District 51)
Melin, Carly 2011 House 2011-2012 (District 5B); House 2013-2016 (District 6A)
Eaton, Chris A. 2011 Senate 2011-2012 (District 46); Senate 2013-Present (District 40)
Allen, Susan 2012 House 2012-2012 (District 61B); House 2013-2018 (District 62B)
Dziedzic, Kari 2012 Senate 2012-2012 (District 59); Senate 2013-Present (District 60)
Franzen, Melisa 2012 Senate 2013-Present (District 49)
Halverson, Laurie 2012 House 2013-Present (District 51B)
Housley, Karin 2012 Senate 2013-Present (District 39)
Jensen, Vicki 2012 Senate 2013-2016 (District 24)
Kent, Susan 2012 Senate 2013-Present (District 53)
O'Neill, Marion 2012 House 2013-Present (District 29B)
Pugh, Cindy 2012 House 2013-2018 (District 33B)
Savick, Shannon 2012 House 2013-2014 (District 27A)
Sawatzky, Mary 2012 House 2013-2014 (District 17B)
Selcer, Yvonne 2012 House 2013-2016 (District 48A)
Ward, JoAnn 2012 House 2013-2018 (District 53A)
Wiklund, Melissa Halvorson 2012 Senate 2013-Present (District 50)
Wills, Anna 2012 House 2013-2018 (District 57B)
Yarusso, Barb 2012 House 2013-2016 (District 42A)
Theis, Tama 2013 House 2013-Present (District 14A)
Bennett, Peggy 2014 House 2015-Present (District 27A)
Fenton, Kelly 2014 House 2015-2018 (District 53B)
Peterson, Roz 2014 House 2015-2018 (District 56B)
Schultz, Jennifer 2014 House 2015-Present (District 7A)
Whelan, Abigail 2014 House 2015-2018 (District 35A)
Youakim, Cheryl 2014 House 2015-Present (District 46B)
Flanagan, Peggy 2015 House 2015-2018 (District 46A)
Barr, Regina 2016 House 2017-2018 (District 52B)
Becker-Finn, Jamie 2016 House 2017-Present (District 42B)
Haley, Barb 2016 House 2017-Present (District 21A)
Koegel, Erin 2016 House 2017-Present (District 37A)
Kunesh-Podein, Mary 2016 House 2017-Present (District 41B)
Layman, Sandy 2016 House 2017-Present (District 05B)
Maye Quade, Erin 2016 House 2017-2018 (District 57A)
Olson, Liz 2016 House 2017-Present (District 07B)
Omar, Ilhan 2016 House 2017-2018 (District 60B)
Pryor, Laurie 2016 House 2017-Present (District 48A)
Sandstede, Julie 2016 House 2017-Present (District 06A)
Neu, Anne E 2017 House 2017 -Present (District 32B)
Acomb, Patty 2018 House 2019-Present (District 44B)
Bahner, Kristin 2018 House 2019-Present (District 34B)
Christensen, Michelle 2018 House 2019-Present (District 39B)
Claflin, Anne 2018 House 2019-Present (District 54A)
Demuth, Lisa 2018 House 2019-Present (District 13A)
Edelson, Heather 2018 House 2019-Present (District 49A)
Gomez, Aisha 2018 House 2019-Present (District 62B)
Hassan, Hodan 2018 House 2019-Present (District 62A)
Her, Kaohly 2018 House 2019-Present (District 64A)
Klevorn, Ginny 2018 House 2019-Present (District 44A)
Kotyza-Witthuhn, Carlie 2018 House 2019-Present (District 48B)
Mann, Alice 2018 House 2019-Present (District 56B)
Moller, Kelly 2018 House 2019-Present (District 42A)
Morrison, Kelly 2018 House 2019-Present (District 33B)
Richardson, Ruth 2018 House 2019-Present (District 52B)
Robbins, Kristin 2018 House 2019-Present (District 34A)
Vang, Samantha 2018 House 2019-Present (District 40B)
Wazlawik, Ami 2018 House 2019-Present (District 38B)