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Loren Solberg

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Loren Solberg
Minnesota House of Representatives District 3B
Former member
Term in office began
Term in office ended
Political party Democratic-Farmer-Labor
Profession Teacher (retired)
Loren Solberg (b. November 3, 1941) was a Democratic-Farmer Labor member of the Minnesota House of Representatives. He represented District 3B from 1983 to 2011. He was defeated in the 2010 general election.

Solberg is a retired teacher. Prior to joining the House, he served as Mayor of the City of Bovey from 1970-1982. He earned his MPA from Harvard University, and MS/BS in Mathematics Education from Bemidji State University.[1]

Solberg is married and has 4 children.

Committee assignments

Prior to leaving the house, he served on the following committees:



See also: Minnesota House of Representatives elections, 2010

Soldberg ran for re-election to the District 3B seat in 2010. She had no primary opposition. He was defeated by Carolyn McElfatrick (R) in the general election on November 2, 2010.[2]


On November 4, 2008, Solberg won re-election to the District 3B Seat in the Minnesota House of Representatives, defeating Carolyn McElfatrick(I).[3]

Minnesota House of Representatives, District 3B (2008)
Candidates Votes Percent

Green check mark transparent.png Loren Solberg (DFL) 11,951 57.70%
Carolyn McElfatrick (R) 8,732 42.16%
Write-In 28 0.14%

Campaign donors

Solberg raised $35,105 for his campaign.[4]

Listed below are the four largest contributors to Loren Solberg's 2008 campaign.

Donor Amount
Public Fund $5,285
Legislative District 3B $2,000
Senate District 3 $2,000
3B Legislative District Democrat-Farmer-Labor $1,000

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Political offices
Preceded by
Minnesota State House District 3B
Succeeded by
Carolyn McElfatrick (D)