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36 Minnesota legislators are not seeking re-election

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May 10, 2012

Minnesota

ST. PAUL, Minnesota: With the adjournment of the Minnesota State Legislature last Thursday, 36 legislators celebrated their last day in their seat. Most are retiring while some are running for another office. It marks the most retirements in a year since 1982, when 40 legislators called it quits.[1]

Republicans currently hold majorities in both chambers, but retired in higher numbers than Democrats - 22 to 14. Thirteen - 9 Republicans and 4 Democrats - are leaving the Senate, while twenty-three - 13 Republicans and 10 Democrats - are retiring from the House.[1]


Minnesota State Senate
Party As of November 5, 2012 After the 2012 Election
     Democratic Party 30 39
     Republican Party 37 28
Total 67 67


Minnesota House of Representatives
Party As of November 5, 2012 After the 2012 Election
     Democratic Party 61 73
     Republican Party 72 61
     Vacancy 1 0
Total 134 134


All 67 Senate seats and 134 House seats are up for election this year. The signature filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in these elections is June 5, 2012. The primary election day will be August 14, 2012.

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