"He will put the sheep on his right and the goats on his left."
Matthew 25:33

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

New members elected to the House

Republicans will take over the majority of the Minnesota House of Representatives when the 87th Legislature convenes Jan. 4, 2011.

The DFL held an 87-47 majority heading into Election Day, but Republicans now hold a 72-62 edge.

All totaled the House will see 36 new members — 33 Republicans and three DFLers.

According to the Office of the Secretary of State, three races may be subject to recount. They are in District 15B where Republican King Banaian leads DFLer Carol Lewis by 10 votes; District 25B where Republican Kelby Woodard leads incumbent David Bly (DFL-Northfield) by 31 votes; and District 27A where incumbent Robin Brown (DFL-Moscow Township) trails Republican Rich Murray by 58 votes.

Two previous members of the House, Sondra Erickson and Linda Runbeck, both Republicans, will be returning.

The State Canvassing Board is scheduled to meet at 10 a.m., Nov. 23, in State Office Building room 10 to certify the election results.

For a guide to the members-elect of the House of Representatives, based on unofficial results compiled by the Office of the Secretary of State, go to www.house.mn and click on “2010 Election Directory.”

New members-elect are:

Diane Anderson (R-Eagan)

King Banaian (R- St. Cloud)*

Bob Barrett (R-Shafer)

Mike Benson (R-Rochester)

Kurt Bills (R-Rosemount)

Roger Crawford (R-Mora)

Kurt Daudt (R-Crown)

Sondra Erickson (R-Princeton)

Dan Fabian (R-Roseau)

Mary Franson (R-Alexandria)

Kerry Gauthier (DFL-Duluth)

Marion Greene (DFL-Minneapolis)

Glenn Gruenhagen (R-Glencoe)

David Hancock (R-Bemidji)

Andrea Kieffer (R-Woodbury)

Deb Kiel (R-Crookston)

John Kriesel (R-Cottage Grove)

Ernie Leidiger (R-Mayer)

Mike LeMieur (R-Little Falls)

Kathy Lohmer (R-Lake Elmo)

Pat Mazorol (R-Bloomington)

Joe McDonald (R-Delano)

Carolyn McElfatrick (R-Deer River)

Rena Moran (DFL-St. Paul)

Rich Murray (R-Albert Lea) *

Pam Myhra (R-Burnsville)

Tim O’Driscoll (R-Sartell)

Branden Petersen (R-Andover)

Duane Quam (R-Byron)

Linda Runbeck (R-Circle Pines)

Joe Schomacker (R-Luverne)

Kirk Stensrud (R-Eden Prairie)

Chris Swedzinski (R-Ghent)

Bruce Vogel (R-Willmar)

Doug Wardlow (R-Eagan)

Kelby Woodard (R-Belle Plaine)*

*Subject to recount based on unofficial Secretary of State numbers.

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