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

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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
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Rachel Aplikowski
Executive Assistant
155 SOB
(651) 296-4906
 
B
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Alec Biorn
Legislative Assistant
155 SOB
(651) 296-9251
 
C
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Rebekah Clearman
Legislative Assistant
155 SOB
(651) 296-0556
 
Angela Cook
Legislative Assistant
155 SOB
(651) 296-4922
 
Ed Cook
Researcher
85 SOB
(651) 296-0129
 
D
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Judy Donovan
Legislative Assistant
155 SOB
(651) 296-1314
 
Bethany Dorobiala
Legislative Assistant
155 SOB
(651) 296-5956
 
Jack Dwyer
Legislative Assistant
155 SOB
(651) 296-7193
 
E
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Andy Eilers
Legislative Assistant
155 SOB
(651) 296-0671
 
Matthew Elfritz
Legislative Assistant
155 SOB
(651) 296-0283
 
Tricia Ellis
Legislative Assistant
155 SOB
(651) 296-4984
 
F
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Dallas Fischer
Legislative Assistant
155 SOB
(651) 296-0101
 
Dave Fraser
Legislative Assistant
155 SOB
(651) 296-0476
 
Katie Fulkerson
Minority Communications Director
155 SOB
(651) 296-5133
 
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Wendy Haavisto
Legislative Assistant
155 SOB
(651) 296-3218
 
Mike Harris
Legislative Assistant
155 SOB
(651) 296-7136
 
Cody Holliday
Legislative Assistant
155 SOB
(651) 296-4847
 
Hannah Holm
Legislative Assistant
155 SOB
(651) 296-7633
 
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Austin Kerrigan
Legislative Assistant
155 SOB
(651) 296-0476
 
Beth Kleinboehl
Legislative Assistant
155 SOB
(651) 296-1117
 
Jim Knutson
Researcher
155 SOB
(651) 296-5541
 
L
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Darrin Lee
Legislative Assistant
155 SOB
(651) 296-5070
 
Lydia Lodoen
Researcher
85 SOB
(651) 296-1530
 
Sheila Luehrs
Legislative Assistant
155 SOB
(651) 296-0769
 
M
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Greg Marcus
Legislative Assistant
155 SOB
(651) 296-0415
 
Kevin Matzek
Republican Caucus Chief of Staff
155 SOB
(651) 296-5311
 
Peder Mewis
Researcher
85 SOB
(651) 296-4924
 
Linnea Michaelson
Researcher
85 SOB
(651) 296-1416
 
Daniel Mickelberg
Assistant Research Director
85 SOB
(651) 296-4106
 
Hannah Mohs
Legislative Assistant
155 SOB
(651) 296-3988
 
N
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Evan Nelson
Legislative Assistant
155 SOB
(651) 296-5246
 
P
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Kacie Petersen
Legislative Assistant
155 SOB
(651) 296-4380
 
R
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David Raisanen
Legislative Assistant
155 SOB
(651) 296-4197
 
S
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Nick Sherlock
Researcher
155 SOB
(651) 296-4158
 
Amy Strenge
Researcher
85 SOB
(651) 296-2011
 
Kenneth Swecker
Legislative Assistant
155 SOB
(651) 296-5774
 
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Bill Walsh
Director Research
155 SOB
(651) 296-8864
 
Maureen Watson
Legislative Assistant
155 SOB
(651) 296-5245
 

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