1986 Minnesota House of Representatives election

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Minnesota House of Representatives election, 1986

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All 134 seats in the Minnesota House of Representatives
68 seats needed for a majority
  Majority party Minority party
 
Leader Fred Norton David Jennings
Party DFL Independent-Republican
Leader since 1984 1982
Leader's seat 65A–Saint Paul 29A–Truman (retired)
Last election 65 seats 69 seats
Seats won 83 51
Seat change Increase18 Decrease18
Popular vote 733,773 612,218

Speaker before election

David Jennings
Independent-Republican

Elected Speaker

Fred Norton
DFL

The 1986 Minnesota House of Representatives election was held in the U.S. state of Minnesota on November 4, 1986, to elect members to the House of Representatives of the 75th Minnesota Legislature. A primary election was held on September 9, 1986.

The Minnesota Democratic–Farmer–Labor Party (DFL) won a majority of seats, defeating the majority of the Independent-Republicans of Minnesota. The new Legislature convened on January 6, 1987.

Results[edit]

Summary of the November 4, 1986 Minnesota House of Representatives election results
Party Candidates Votes Seats
No. No. %
Minnesota Democratic–Farmer–Labor Party 129 733,773 83 Increase18 61.94
Independent-Republicans of Minnesota 127 612,218 51 Decrease18 38.06
Independent N/A 1,836 0 Steady 0.00
Total 134 ±0 100.00
Turnout (out of 3,024,070 eligible voters)[1] 1,456,579 48.17% Decrease22.77 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 1986" (PDF). Minnesota Secretary of State. pp. 34–201. Retrieved November 1, 2015.
  3. ^ "Party Control of the Minnesota House of Representatives, 1951-present". Minnesota Legislative Reference Library. Retrieved November 26, 2015.