1998 Minnesota House of Representatives election

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Minnesota House of Representatives election, 1998

← 1996 November 3, 1998 (1998-11-03) 2000 →

All 134 seats in the Minnesota House of Representatives
68 seats needed for a majority
  Majority party Minority party
 
Leader Steve Sviggum Phil Carruthers
Party Republican Democratic–Farmer–Labor
Leader since April 17, 1992 November 7, 1996
Leader's seat 28B–Kenyon 47B–Brooklyn Center
Last election 64 seats 70 seats
Seats won 71 63
Seat change Increase7 Decrease7
Popular vote 1,050,635 934,919
Percentage 52.18% 46.43%

Speaker before election

Phil Carruthers
Democratic–Farmer–Labor

Elected Speaker

Steve Sviggum
Republican

The 1998 Minnesota House of Representatives election was held in the U.S. state of Minnesota on November 3, 1998, to elect members to the House of Representatives of the 81st Minnesota Legislature. A primary election was held on September 15, 1998.

The Republican Party of Minnesota won a majority of seats, defeating the Minnesota Democratic–Farmer–Labor Party (DFL), which had a majority since the 1986 election. The new Legislature convened on January 6, 1999.

Results[edit]

Summary of the November 3, 1998 Minnesota House of Representatives election results
Party Candidates Votes Seats
No. % No. No. %
Republican Party of Minnesota 134 1,050,635 52.18 71 Increase7 52.99
Minnesota Democratic–Farmer–Labor Party 127 934,919 46.43 63 Decrease7 47.01
Reform Party of Minnesota 14 18,949 0.94 0 Steady 0.00
Grassroots Party of Minnesota 1 1,270 0.06 0 Steady 0.00
Libertarian Party of Minnesota 1 1,121 0.06 0 Steady 0.00
Independent 2 1,964 0.10 0 Steady 0.00
Write-in N/A 4,654 0.23 0 Steady 0.00
Total 2,013,500 100.00 134 ±0 100.00
Invalid/blank votes 92,484 4.39
Turnout (out of 3,378,089 eligible voters)[1] 2,105,984 62.34 Decrease4.27 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. ^ "State House of Representatives Official Results" (PDF). Minnesota Secretary of State. Retrieved October 29, 2015.
  3. ^ "Party Control of the Minnesota House of Representatives, 1951-present". Minnesota Legislative Reference Library. Retrieved October 29, 2015.