List of special elections to the Minnesota House of Representatives
|Elections in Minnesota|
This is a list of special elections to the Minnesota House of Representatives. Such elections are called by the governor of Minnesota to fill vacancies that occur when a member of the Minnesota House of Representatives dies or resigns before the biennial general election. Winners of these elections serve the remainder of the term and are usually candidates in the next election for their districts.
General elections are held in November of even numbered years. New Legislatures convene on the first Tuesday following the first Monday of the following year.
List of special elections
|26A||79th||August 1, 1995||Gene Hugoson (R)||Bob Gunther (R)|
|11B||80th||November 7, 1997||Ken Otremba (DFL)||Mary Ellen Otremba (DFL)||Death (cancer).|
|17A||80th||January 6, 1998||LeRoy Koppendrayer (R)||Sondra Erickson (R)||Resigned to become a member of the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission.|
|23A||80th||January 20, 1998||Barb Vickerman||James Clark (R)|
|51B||80th||January 27, 1998||Doug Swenson (R)||Ray Vanderveer (R)|
|7A||81st||November 2, 1999||Willard Munger (DFL)||Dale Swapinski (DFL)||Death (liver cancer).|
|12B||82nd||November 6, 2001||Steve Wenzel (DFL)||Greg Blaine (R)||Resigned to become State Director of Rural Development in the United States Department of Agriculture.|
|47A||82nd||March 4, 2002||Darlene Luther (DFL)||John Jordan (R)||Death (stomach cancer).|
|40A||83rd||February 3, 2003||Dan McElroy (R)||Duke Powell (R)||Resigned to become Commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Finance.|
|52B||83rd||February 11, 2003||Mark Holsten (R)||Rebecca Otto (DFL)||Resigned to become Deputy Commissioner of Natural Resources.|
|32B||83rd||February 25, 2003||Rich Stanek (R)||Kurt Zellers (R)||Resigned to become Sheriff of Hennepin County.|
|18A||83rd||December 30, 2003||Tony Kielkucki (R)||Scott Newman (R)||Resigned following appointment to a position in the Minnesota Secretary of State's Office.|
|15B||84th||December 27, 2005||Joe Opatz (DFL)||Larry Haws (DFL)||Resigned to become Interim President of Central Lakes College.|
|28B||85th||August 7, 2007||Steve Swiggum (R)||Steve Drazkowski (R)||Resigned to become Minnesota Commissioner of Labor and Industry.|
|5B||87th||February 15, 2011||Tony Sertich (DFL)||Carly Melin (DFL)||Resigned following appointment to Commissioner of Iron Range Resources and Rehabilitation Board.|
|61B||87th||January 10, 2012||Jeff Hayden (DFL)||Susan Allen (DFL)||Resigned following election to Minnesota Senate.|
|14A||88th||February 12, 2013||Steve Gottwalt (R)||Tama Theis (R)||Resigned to become the director of state legislative policy for the Center for Diagnostic Imaging.|
|19A||88th||February 12, 2013||Terry Morrow (DFL)||Clark Johnson (DFL)||Resigned to become the legislative director for the Uniform Law Commission.|
|46A||89th||November 3, 2015||Ryan Winkler (DFL)||Peggy Flanagan (DFL)||Resigned to relocate to Belgium.|
|3A||89th||December 8, 2015||David Dill (DFL)||Rob Ecklund (DFL)||Death (cancer).|
|50B||89th||February 9, 2016||Ann Lenczewski (DFL)||Chad Anderson (R)||Resigned to join Lockridge Grindal Nauen P.L.L.P.|
|32B||90th||February 14, 2017||Bob Barrett (R)||Anne Neu (R)||Ruled ineligible to be a candidate in the 2016 general election by the Minnesota Supreme Court.|
|23B||90th||February 12, 2018||Tony Cornish (R)||Jeremy Munson (R)||Resigned due to allegations of sexual harassment.|
|11B||91st||March 19, 2019||Jason Rarick (R)||Nathan Nelson (R)||Resigned after winning a special election to the Minnesota Senate.|
- https://www.leg.state.mn.us/legdb/fulldetail?id=10819. Missing or empty
- https://www.leg.state.mn.us/legdb/fulldetail?id=10492. Missing or empty
- https://web.archive.org/web/20110720091929/http://www.hhh.umn.edu/people/ssviggum/index.html. Missing or empty
- https://www.steelguru.com/raw_material_news/Mr_Sertich_appointed_as_commissioner_of_Iron_Range_Resources_Board/185937.html. Missing or empty
- https://www.minnpost.com/politicalagenda/2011/07/25/30305/state_rep_jeff_hayden_to_run_for_berglins_senate_seat. Missing or empty
- Lopez, Ricardo (May 21, 2015). "Minnesota Rep. Ryan Winkler will resign seat as family relocates to Belgium". Star Tribune. Retrieved July 31, 2015.
- Walsh, Paul (August 9, 2015). "NE Minnesota Rep. David Dill, championed outdoors, dies from cancer". Star Tribune. Retrieved September 17, 2015.
- Bakst, Brian (November 16, 2015). "Prominent Democratic state Rep. Lenczewski to resign House seat, take job in lobbying firm". Star Tribune. Associated Press. Archived from the original on November 17, 2015. Retrieved November 16, 2015.
- Montgomery, David (September 8, 2016). "Lawmaker doesn't live in district, MN Supreme Court rules; ballot won't count". Pioneer Press. Retrieved September 19, 2016.
- Coolican, J. Patrick (November 21, 2017). "Minnesota state Rep. Tony Cornish to resign after harassment claims". Star Tribune. Retrieved December 4, 2017.
- Erickson, Andee; Whitefoot, Adelle (February 5, 2019). "Jason Rarick wins Minnesota Senate District 11 special election". Duluth News Tribune. Retrieved February 14, 2019.
- Results of Special Elections for the Minnesota Legislature, 1971-present Minnesota Legislative Reference Library