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Minnesota Senate Caucuses

Republican Caucus

The Republican Senate Majority Caucus consists of elected legislative members of the Republican (R) Party.

Contact Us   Feel free to contact the Senate Republican Caucus.
 
Republican Leadership   View a list of leadership positions.
 
Senate Republican Caucus, Research   Research, media announcements, and communications with Senators' constituents are provided by this office.
 
Senate Republican Caucus News   Read the latest news from the Senate Republican Caucus

 

The Senate Republican Caucus represents Republican views on Minnesota legislative policy.

The Senate Republican Caucus holds the majority of seats in the Minnesota legislature. This office also oversees daily tasks performed by internal Senate offices including operation of the Senate parliamentary procedures during each legislative session as well as production of legislative and other documents. Research, media announcements, and communications with Senators' constituents are provided by this office.

Date timeline Description
 
July 1 State fiscal year begins each year, and in odd-numbered years, state fiscal biennium begins.
July through December Groundwork is laid for upcoming legislative session. Ongoing budget activity, budget-related events, trends, and issues are analyzed for their fiscal policy implications. Budget divisions, committees, and legislative commissions hold special meetings to examine pending issues.
End of November Department of Finance issues November Forecast of state revenues and expenditures.
Beginning of January Legislature convenes, begins official budget hearings and committee hearings to discuss pertinent issues and bills. Staff drafts bills and amendments upon request of Senators.
Fourth Tuesday in January in odd-numbered years, or third Tuesday in February, if a new governor has just been elected Governor issues detailed budget for following biennium.
Mid February Governor issues detailed budget and policy bills for the next biennium.
End of February Department of Finance issues February Forecast of state revenues and expenditures.
March to June Legislature finishes committee and budget hearings, bills are debated and voted on in floor sessions, and conference committees meet to finalize bills. Governor signs or vetoes legislation.
Monday following third Saturday in May Constitution mandates end of regular session.

 


Majority Caucus
Staff List red diamond image Organized by Name
A B C D E F G H J K L M N P R S T W Y

Staff Member red diamond image Title Room and Building red diamond image Phone
 
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Ryan Altman
Legislative Assistant
3111 MSB
(651) 296-0415
 
Rachel Aplikowski
Executive Assistant
3112 MSB
(651) 296-4906
 
Adam Axvig
Committee Administrator
2124 MSB
(651) 296-4175
 
B
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Blycie Bailey
Legislative Assistant
3231 MSB
(651) 296-5956
 
Kyle Berndt
Committee Administrator
3204 MSB
(651) 296-5968
 
Alec Biorn
Legislative Assistant
3409 MSB
(651) 296-0476
 
Jonathan Boesche
Legislative Assistant
3219 MSB
(651) 296-5245
 
Tim Bohl
Researcher
1300 MSB
(651) 296-1930
 
Timothy Bruels
Legislative Assistant
3205 MSB
(651) 296-5094
 
C
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Paul Carlson
Committee Administrator
2116 MSB
(651) 296-7593
 
Angela Cook
Committee Administrator
3212 MSB
(651) 296-4842
 
Ed Cook
Researcher
1300 MSB
(651) 296-0129
 
Jonathan Cotter
Legislative Assistant
3233 MSB
(651) 296-0283
 
D
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Judith Donovan
Legislative Assistant
3225 MSB
(651) 296-4197
 
Daniel Dwight
Legislative Director
3118 MSB
(651) 296-5557
 
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Andy Eilers
Committee Administrator
2112 MSB
(651) 296-1738
 
Matthew Elfritz
Committee Administrator
3234 MSB
(651) 296-4167
 
Tricia Elite
Committee Administrator
3214 MSB
(651) 296-5538
 
Greg Exley
Legislative Assistant
1300 MSB
(651) 296-0671
 
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Dallas Fischer
Committee Administrator
3208 MSB
(651) 296-4901
 
LaRissa Fisher
Committee Administrator
3210 MSB
(651) 296-5540
 
Peter Fjelstad
Researcher
1300 MSB
(651) 296-1530
 
Jason Fossum
Committee Administrator
2122 MSB
(651) 296-1223
 
Dave Fraser
Researcher
1300 MSB
(651) 296-9191
 
Kayla Friedlund
Leadership Assistant
2113 MSB
(651) 297-8070
 
Katie Fulkerson
Majority Communications Director
3120 MSB
(651) 296-5133
 
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Aly Gunstrom
Committee Administrator
2114 MSB
(651) 296-2962
 
Matt Gutsch
Legislative Assistant
3107 MSB
(651) 296-7193
 
H
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Wendy Haavisto
Legislative Assistant
2111 MSB
(651) 296-3218
 
Darren Handy
Legislative Assistant
3227 MSB
(651) 296-1279
 
Joel Hanson
Media Relations Specialist
1300 MSB
(651) 296-5307
 
Charity Hayden
Legislative Assistant
3403 MSB
(651) 296-4196
 
J
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Brittany Johnson
Legislative Assistant
2113 MSB
(651) 296-7136
 
K
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Pat Kaluza
Legislative Assistant
3213 MSB
(651) 296-4136
 
Beth Kleinboehl
Legislative Assistant
3401 MSB
(651) 296-1117
 
Jim Knutson
Media Relations Specialist
1300 MSB
(651) 296-5541
 
L
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Andy Larson
Researcher
1300 MSB
(651) 296-4839
 
David Larson
Committee Administrator
3110 MSB
(651) 296-6401
 
Karen Larson
Legislative Assistant
3215 MSB
(651) 296-4847
 
Darrin Lee
Legislative Assistant
2109 MSB
(651) 296-5070
 
Sheila Luehrs
Legislative Assistant
3209 MSB
(651) 296-0769
 
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Jason Macken
Legislative Assistant
2101 MSB
(651) 296-9457
 
Greg Marcus
Committee Administrator
3228 MSB
(651) 296-2167
 
Carl Martins
Legislative Assistant
3101 MSB
(651) 296-6200
 
Kevin Matzek
Executive Director Rules Committee
3124 MSB
(651) 296-5311
 
Peder Mewis
Researcher
1300 MSB
(651) 296-4924
 
Stephen Meyer
Media Relations Specialist
1300 MSB
(651) 296-2156
 
Linnea Michaelson
Researcher
1300 MSB
(651) 296-1416
 
Daniel Mickelberg
Director Research
1300 MSB
(651) 296-4106
 
Scot Missling
Legislative Assistant
2103 MSB
(651) 296-4314
 
Nick Morgan
Legislative Assistant
2107 MSB
(651) 296-9251
 
Sean Murphy
Legislative Assistant
3207 MSB
(651) 296-0101
 
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Bennett Nass
Legislative Assistant
3203 MSB
(651) 296-4264
 
Evan Nelson
Legislative Assistant
3105 MSB
(651) 296-5246
 
P
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Brian Paro
Leadership Assistant
3236 MSB
(651) 296-5061
 
R
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David Raisanen
Committee Administrator
2110 MSB
(651) 296-8092
 
Ben Randolph
Legislative Assistant
3211 MSB
(651) 296-4984
 
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Rebecca Scepaniak
Legislative Assistant
3217 MSB
(651) 296-1780
 
Jacob Schneider
Media Relations Specialist
1300 MSB
(651) 296-9477
 
Nick Sherlock
Media Relations Specialist
1300 MSB
(651) 296-4158
 
Matthew Steele
Leadership Assistant
3114 MSB
(651) 296-7891
 
Brian Steinhoff
Committee Administrator
3242 MSB
(651) 296-5640
 
Bailey Strand
Legislative Assistant
3229 MSB
(651) 296-3988
 
Amy Strenge
Researcher
1300 MSB
(651) 296-2011
 
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Andrea Todd-Harlin
Committee Administrator
2120 MSB
(651) 296-4151
 
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Bill Walsh
Director of Public Affairs
3122 MSB
(651) 296-8864
 
Maureen Watson
Leadership Assistant
3116 MSB
(651) 296-1224
 
Lillian Whittle
Legislative Assistant
3221 MSB
(651) 296-4922
 
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Jessica Young
Researcher
1300 MSB
(651) 297-5393
 

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