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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.

 


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

Staff Member red diamond image Title Room and Building red diamond image Phone
 
A
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Rachel Aplikowski
Executive Assistant
3112 MSB
(651) 296-4906
 
B
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Blycie Bailey
Legislative Assistant
3231 MSB
(651) 296-5956
 
Alec Biorn
Legislative Assistant
2107 MSB
(651) 296-9251
 
Jonathan Boesche
Legislative Assistant
155 SOB
(651) 296-4984
 
C
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Angela Cook
Legislative Assistant
3221 MSB
(651) 296-4922
 
Ed Cook
Researcher
1300 MSB
(651) 296-0129
 
D
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Judy Donovan
Legislative Assistant
155 SOB
(651) 296-1314
 
E
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Andy Eilers
Researcher
1300 MSB
(651) 296-0671
 
Matthew Elfritz
Legislative Assistant
3233 MSB
(651) 296-0283
 
Tricia Elite
Legislative Assistant
3107 MSB
(651) 296-7193
 
F
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Peter Fjelstad
Researcher
1300 MSB
(651) 296-1530
 
Dave Fraser
Legislative Assistant
155 SOB
(651) 296-0476
 
Katie Fulkerson
Minority Communications Director
155 SOB
(651) 296-5133
 
H
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Wendy Haavisto
Legislative Assistant
2111 MSB
(651) 296-3218
 
Joel Hanson
Legislative Assistant
3201 MSB
(651) 296-0556
 
J
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Brittany Johnson
Legislative Assistant
2113 MSB
(651) 296-7136
 
K
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Austin Kerrigan
Legislative Assistant
155 SOB
(651) 296-0476
 
Beth Kleinboehl
Legislative Assistant
3401 MSB
(651) 296-1117
 
Jim Knutson
Researcher
155 SOB
(651) 296-5541
 
L
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Andy Larson
Legislative Assistant
155 SOB
(651) 296-6200
 
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
 
M
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Greg Marcus
Legislative Assistant
3111 MSB
(651) 296-0415
 
Kevin Matzek
Republican Caucus Chief of Staff
3124 MSB
(651) 296-5311
 
Peder Mewis
Researcher
1300 MSB
(651) 296-4924
 
Stephen Meyer
Legislative Assistant
3207 MSB
(651) 296-0101
 
Linnea Michaelson
Researcher
1300 MSB
(651) 296-1416
 
Daniel Mickelberg
Assistant Research Director
1300 MSB
(651) 296-4106
 
Erik Miller
Legislative Assistant
155 SOB
(651) 296-1930
 
Scot Missling
Legislative Assistant
3103 MSB
(651) 296-1323
 
N
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Evan Nelson
Legislative Assistant
3105 MSB
(651) 296-5246
 
R
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David Raisanen
Legislative Assistant
3225 SOB
(651) 296-4197
 
S
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Rebecca Scepaniak
Legislative Assistant
3217 MSB
(651) 296-1780
 
Jacob Schneider
Legislative Assistant
3109 MSB
(651) 296-4380
 
Nick Sherlock
Researcher
155 SOB
(651) 296-4158
 
Jillian Skaar
Legislative Assistant
155 SOB
(651) 296-7633
 
Amy Strenge
Researcher
1300 MSB
(651) 296-2011
 
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Bill Walsh
Director Research
155 SOB
(651) 296-8864
 
Maureen Watson
Legislative Assistant
3219 MSB
(651) 296-5245
 

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