1984 Minnesota House of Representatives election

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Minnesota House of Representatives election, 1984

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All 134 seats in the Minnesota House of Representatives
68 seats needed for a majority
  Majority party Minority party
 
I-R
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Leader David Jennings Harry Sieben
Party Independent-Republican DFL
Leader since 1982 1980
Leader's seat 29A–Truman 37B–Hastings (retired)
Last election 57 seats 77 seats
Seats before 58 76
Seats won 69 65
Seat change Increase11 Decrease11
Popular vote 948,280 981,512

Speaker before election

Harry Sieben
DFL

Elected Speaker

David Jennings
Independent-Republican

The 1984 Minnesota House of Representatives election was held in the U.S. state of Minnesota on November 6, 1984, to elect members to the House of Representatives of the 74th Minnesota Legislature. A primary election was held on September 11, 1984.

The Independent-Republicans of Minnesota won a majority of seats, its first majority since the return of partisan elections to the House in 1974, defeating the majority of the Minnesota Democratic–Farmer–Labor Party (DFL). The new Legislature convened on January 8, 1985.

Results[edit]

Summary of the November 6, 1984 Minnesota House of Representatives election results
Party Candidates Votes Seats
No. No. %
Independent-Republicans of Minnesota 130 948,280 69 Increase11 51.49
Minnesota Democratic–Farmer–Labor Party 131 981,512 65 Decrease11 48.51
Total 134 ±0 100.00
Turnout (out of 2,982,015 eligible voters)[1] 2,115,317 70.94% Increase8.60 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.
  2. ^ "Minnesota Election Results, 1984" (PDF). Minnesota Secretary of State. pp. 20–231. Retrieved November 1, 2015.
  3. ^ "Party Control of the Minnesota House of Representatives, 1951-present". Minnesota Legislative Reference Library. Retrieved November 26, 2015.