Marsha Swails

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Marsha Swails
Minnesota House of Representatives District 56B
Former member
Term in office began
Term in office ended
Political party Democratic Farmer-Labor
Profession Advanced Placement English teacher
Marsha Swails (b. April 3, 1952) was a Democratic-Farmer Labor member of the Minnesota House of Representatives. She represented District 56B from 2007 to 2011. She was defeated in the 2010 general election.

Swails is an English Teacher at Woodbury Senior High School. She earned her MFA in Writing from Hamline University and B.A. in English from Graceland University.

Swails is a member of the Alumni Board of Directors of Graceland University, King of Kings Lutheran Church, and the National Council of Teachers of English. She is married and has 2 children.[1]

Committee assignments

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



See also: Minnesota House of Representatives elections, 2010

Swalis ran for re-election to the District 56B Seat in 2010. She had no primary opposition. She was defeated by Andrea Kieffer (R) in the general election on November 2, 2010.[2]


On November 4, 2008, Marsha Swails won election to the District 56B Seat in the Minnesota House of Representatives, defeating Lee Bohlsen. [3]

Marsha Swails raised $52,788 for her campaign.[4]

Minnesota House of Representatives, District 56B (2008)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Marsha Swails (DFL) 14,466 54.96%
Lee Bohlsen (R) 11,820 44.90%
Write-In 37 0.14%

Campaign donors

Listed below is the largest contributor to Marsha Swails' 2008 campaign.

Donor Amount
Public Fund $7,130

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Political offices
Preceded by
Minnesota State House District 56B
Succeeded by
Andrea Kieffer (R)