2004 Minnesota House of Representatives election

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Minnesota House of Representatives election, 2004

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All 134 seats in the Minnesota House of Representatives
68 seats needed for a majority
  Majority party Minority party
 
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Leader Steve Sviggum Matt Entenza
Party Republican DFL
Leader since April 17, 1992 November 7, 2002
Leader's seat 28B–Kenyon 64A–Saint Paul
Last election 82 seats, 49.13% 52 seats, 47.84%
Seats before 81 53
Seats won 68 66
Seat change Decrease13 Increase13
Popular vote 1,262,423 1,381,412
Percentage 46.79% 51.20%
Swing Decrease2.34 pp Increase3.36 pp

Speaker before election

Steve Sviggum
Republican

Elected Speaker

Steve Sviggum
Republican

The 2004 Minnesota House of Representatives election was held in the U.S. state of Minnesota on November 2, 2004, to elect members to the House of Representatives of the 84th Minnesota Legislature. A primary election was held on September 14, 2004.

The Republican Party of Minnesota won a majority of seats, remaining the majority party, followed by the Minnesota Democratic–Farmer–Labor Party (DFL). The new Legislature convened on January 4, 2005.

Results[edit]

Summary of the November 2, 2004 Minnesota House of Representatives election results
Party Candidates Votes Seats
No. % pp No. No. %
Republican Party of Minnesota 133 1,262,423 46.79 Decrease2.34 68 Decrease13 50.75
Minnesota Democratic–Farmer–Labor Party 133 1,381,412 51.20 Increase3.36 66 Increase13 49.25
Independence Party of Minnesota 21 28,274 1.05 Decrease0.96 0 Steady 0.00
Green Party of Minnesota 7 8,452 0.31 Decrease0.30 0 Steady 0.00
Libertarian Party of Minnesota 1 574 0.02 Increase0.02 0 Steady 0.00
Independent 2 12,346 0.46 Increase0.43 0 Steady 0.00
Write-in N/A 4,411 0.16 Decrease0.15 0 Steady 0.00
Total 2,697,892 100.00 ±0.00 134 ±0 100.00
Invalid/blank votes 145,020 5.10 Positive decrease0.21
Turnout (out of 3,609,185 eligible voters)[1] 2,842,912 78.77 Increase13.88
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. ^ "Results for all State Representatives". Minnesota Secretary of State. Retrieved January 16, 2018.
  3. ^ "Party Control of the Minnesota House of Representatives, 1951-present". Minnesota Legislative Reference Library. Retrieved December 9, 2013.