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Margaret Kelliher
Minnesota House of Representatives District 60A
Former member
In office
Margaret Kelliher (b. March 11, 1968) was a Democratic-Farmer Labor member of the Minnesota House of Representatives. She represented District 60A from 1998 to 2011. She served as Speaker of the House.

Kelliher earned her MPA from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, and BA in History/Political Science from Gustavus Adolphus College.

She served as Minority Whip from 2002-2006, was a Constituent Liaison for the Minnesota House of Representatives from 1991-1995, and a Community Organizer for the Bryn Mawr Neighborhood Association from 1995-1997.

Kelliher is a member of the Basilica of Saint Mary, Bryn Mawr Neighborhood Association, League of Women Voters, Minneapolis Institute of the Arts, and the Minnesota 4-H Foundation. She is married and has 2 children.[1]

Committee assignments

Not a member of any committees



See also: Minnesota gubernatorial election, 2010 and Gubernatorial elections, 2010

Kelliher ran for governor in 2010. Although she won the party's endorsement, Kelliher lost in the August 10 primary to Mark Dayton by less than 1%.

2010 Race for Governor - Democrat Primary[2]
Candidates Percentage
Mark Dayton (D) 41.0%
Matt Entenza (D) 18.2%
Peter Idusogie (D) 0.7%
Margaret Anderson Kelliher (D) 40.1%
Total votes 441,573


On November 4, 2008, Margaret Kelliher won election to the District 60A Seat in the Minnesota House of Representatives, defeating Eric Franzen. [3]

Margaret Kelliher raised $74,507 for her campaign.[4]

Minnesota House of Representatives, District 60A (2008)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Margaret Kelliher (DFL) 17,609 80.23%
Eric Franzen (R) 4,263 19.42%
Write-In 76 0.35%

Campaign donors

Listed below is the largest contributor to Margaret Kelliher's 2008 campaign.

Donor Amount
Public Fund $10,333

See also

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Political offices
Preceded by
Minnesota State House District 60A
Succeeded by
Marion Greene (D)