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Revision as of 18:41, 28 June 2013

Jeff Hayden
Minnesota State Senate District 62
In office
2011 - Present
Term ends
January 3, 2017
Years in position 4
Base salary$31,140.90/year
Per diem$96/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedOctober 18, 2011
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Minnesota House of Representatives District 61B
2009 - 2011
ProfessionNonprofit manager
Campaign website
Jeff Hayden (b. 1966) is a Democratic member of the Minnesota State Senate, representing District 62 since 2013. He previously represented District 61 from 2011 to 2013. Hayden was first elected to the Senate in the October 18, 2011 special election for District 61. The special election was called to fill the vacancy created when Linda Berglin (D) retired after 38 years in the Minnesota Legislature.[1][2]

Prior to serving in the Senate, Hayden was a member of the Minnesota House of Representatives, representing District 61B from 2009 to 2011.

Hayden is a nonprofit manager. He has been a housing advocate with Hearth Connection and staff aide to Minneapolis Councilman Gary Schiff. Hayden is a member of the Bryant Neighborhood Association Board of Directors, City of Lakes Community Land Trust, Community Action Council, Minneapolis Chapter of MAD DADS, and the Powderhorn Park Neighborhood Association Board of Directors.[3]

Committee assignments


At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Hayden served on the following committees:

Minnesota Committee Assignments, 2013
Capital Investment
Health, Human Services and Housing
State and Local Government


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Hayden was appointed to these House committees:


In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Hayden served on these committees:



See also: Minnesota State Senate elections, 2012

Hayden won re-election in the 2012 election for Minnesota State Senate District 62. He was unopposed in the Democratic primary on August 14 and defeated Eric Blair (Independence) in the general election on November 6.[4][5]

Minnesota State Senate, District 62, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJeff Hayden Incumbent 87.2% 27,516
     Independence Eric Blair 12.8% 4,025
Total Votes 31,541


See also: State legislative special elections, 2011

Hayden defeated Bruce Lundeen (R), Matt Brillhart (I), and Farheen Hakeem (G) in the October 18 special election. Hakeem came in second, losing by a 595-1856 margin.[6]


See also: Minnesota House of Representatives elections, 2010

Hayden won re-election to the District 61B Seat in 2010. He had no primary opposition. He defeated Michael Sullivan (R) in the general election on November 2, 2010.[7]

Minnesota House of Representatives, District 61B (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Jeff Hayden (DFL) 8,712 88.15%
Michael Sullivan (R) 1,142 11.54%
Write-In 30 0.3%


On November 4, 2008, Jeff Hayden won election to the District 61B Seat in the Minnesota House of Representatives, defeating Farheen Hakeem and Kirsten Lindberg. [8]

Jeff Hayden raised $27,911 for his campaign.[9]

Minnesota House of Representatives, District 61B (2008)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Jeff Hayden (DFL) 8,795 60.23%
Farheen Hakeem (G) 4,423 30.29%
Kirsten Lindberg (R) 1,356 9.29%
Write-In 28 0.19%

Campaign donors


Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.


Listed below is the largest contributor to Jeff Hayden's 2008 campaign.

Donor Amount
Public Fund $7,896

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Political offices
Preceded by
Patricia Torres Ray (DFL)
Minnesota State Senate District 62
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Linda Berglin
Minnesota State Senate District 61
Succeeded by
Scott Dibble (DFL)
Preceded by
Minnesota State House District 61B
2009 – 2011
Succeeded by
Susan Allen