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Elections: State of Minnesota

The elections in November 2012 resulted in the Democrats (DFL Party) winning majority in the Minnesota Senate and Minnesota House. This means the DFL Party determines the legislative committees for each body and assigns the chairperson for each committee.

Legislative committees influence what bills get heard and ultimately voted on at the Minnesota Legislature.

To find out who specifically won each seat in the MN Senate and MN House as well as the Congressional Races for Minnesota, go to:


NOTE: The Governor in Minnesota (Governor Mark Dayton) is also from the DFL Party.


Redistricting: Minnesota

Every ten years following the Census, political districts are redrawn to ensure fair representation based on the new population of each district. Links below show the new political districts and offer further explanation:

• Minnesota Secretary of State: Redistricting

• MPR: Map: Redistricting Minnesota

• MN District Finder: Find your current legislator

Just type in your address on this link to find your current legislators and district as well as new districts related to the November 6 election


Election information and commentary

There is no shortage of articles or commentaries on the 2012 election:

• Ballotpedia: Minnesota State Senate Elections 2012

• Ballotpedia: Minnesota State House Elections 2012

• StarTribune: Politics

• Pioneer Press: Politics

• MinnPost: Legislative Election 2012

MN Voting Record: Humane Scorecard

To find out more about how Minnesota legislators vote on animal issues, go to Minnesota Voters for Animal Protection (MVAP). MVAP is a nonpartisan, nonprofit, local organization that has compiled a Minnesota Humane Scorecard to assess how Minnesota legislators vote on animal issues. 





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