1982 Minnesota House of Representatives election

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Minnesota House of Representatives election, 1982

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All 134 seats in the Minnesota House of Representatives
68 seats needed for a majority
  Majority party Minority party
  TexSieben (cropped).jpg
I-R
Leader Harry Sieben David Jennings
Party Democratic–Farmer–Labor Independent-Republican
Leader since 1980 1982
Leader's seat 37B–Hastings 29A–Truman
Last election 70 seats 64 seats
Seats won 77 57
Seat change Increase7 Decrease7
Popular vote 935,668 766,143

Speaker before election

Harry Sieben
Democratic–Farmer–Labor

Elected Speaker

Harry Sieben
Democratic–Farmer–Labor

The 1982 Minnesota House of Representatives election was held in the U.S. state of Minnesota on November 2, 1982, to elect members to the House of Representatives of the 73rd Minnesota Legislature. A primary election was held on September 14, 1982.

The Minnesota Democratic–Farmer–Labor Party (DFL) won a majority of seats, remaining the majority party, followed by the Independent-Republicans of Minnesota. The new Legislature convened on January 4, 1983.

Results[edit]

Summary of the November 2, 1982 Minnesota House of Representatives election results
Party Candidates Votes Seats
No. No. %
Minnesota Democratic–Farmer–Labor Party 134 935,668 77 Increase7 57.46
Independent-Republicans of Minnesota 123 766,143 57 Decrease7 42.54
Independent N/A 5,618 0 Steady 0.00
Write-in N/A 3,542 0 Steady 0.00
Total 134 ±0 100.00
Turnout (out of 2,943,169 eligible voters)[1] 1,834,737 62.34% Decrease9.80 pp
Source: Minnesota Secretary of State,[2] Minnesota Legislative Reference Library[3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Minnesota election statistics 1950-2014" (PDF). Minnesota Secretary of State. Retrieved August 13, 2016.[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ "Minnesota Election Results, 1982" (PDF). Minnesota Secretary of State. pp. 34–190. Retrieved November 1, 2015.
  3. ^ "Party Control of the Minnesota House of Representatives, 1951-present". Minnesota Legislative Reference Library. Retrieved November 24, 2015.