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Minnesota Republican Party Caucus

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

Legislative Role

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

Functions and Services

The Senate GOP offices oversee 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 the caucus offices.

Key Resources

Resource Description
Republican Caucus Senators View the list of Senators that are members of or caucus with the Republican Caucus
Leadership View the list of leadership positions.

Timeline/Calendar Highlights

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.
January or February 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 through May 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.

Staff List



Name Title Office Phone Number
Aplikowski Rachel Minority Media Relations Director G300 MSB 651.296.4906


Name Title Office Phone Number
Bakke Rachel Legislative Assistant 2401 MSB 651.296.8660
Borowiak AJ Legislative Assistant 2409 MSB 651.297.8070
Brennan Tom Legislative Assistant 2319 MSB 651.296.0101


Name Title Office Phone Number
Cook Angela Legislative Assistant 2221 MSB 651.296.4922
Cook Ed Researcher G300 MSB 651.296.0129
Countryman Gina Minority Communications Director G300 MSB 651.296.8864


Name Title Office Phone Number
Durand Joshua Legislative Assistant 2229 MSB 651.296.5252


Name Title Office Phone Number
Exley Greg Researcher G300 MSB 651.296.0671


Name Title Office Phone Number
Field Melissa Legislative Assistant 2203 MSB 651.296.6200
Fisher LaRissa Researcher G300 MSB 651.296.1930
Florell Victor Legislative Assistant 2235 MSB 651.296.4136
Fossum Jason Minority Legislative Director 2305 MSB 651.296.5557
Fraser Dave Researcher G300 MSB 651.296.9191


Name Title Office Phone Number
Globa Pete Legislative Assistant 2321 MSB 651.296.9251
Golding William Legislative Assistant 2413 MSB 651.296.1323


Name Title Office Phone Number
Haavisto Wendy Legislative Assistant 2219 MSB 651.296.3218
Herman Jill Legislative Assistant 2403 MSB 651.296.4196
Hingst Bryce Researcher G300 MSB 651.297.1760
Hoy Madeline Media Relations Specialist G300 MSB 651.296.8614


Name Title Office Phone Number
Johnson Brittany Minority Legislative Support Supervisor 2242 MSB 651.296.1223
Johnson Karen Legislative Assistant 3413 MSB 651.296.0293
Johnson Spencer Legislative Assistant 2217 MSB 651.296.5245


Name Title Office Phone Number
Larson Andy Researcher G300 MSB 651.296.2011
Lee Bethany Legislative Assistant 2205 MSB 651.296.5094
Linden Amy Legislative Assistant 2209 MSB 651.296.0769
Lonetti Dom Legislative Assistant 2227 MSB 651.296.9457


Name Title Office Phone Number
Marcus Greg Legislative Assistant 3411 MSB 651.296.9248
Martin Margaret Legislative Assistant 2411 MSB 651.296.4264
McDonald Angelique Legislative Assistant 2213 MSB 651.296.1780
Michaelson Linnea Researcher G300 MSB 651.296.1416
Mickelberg Daniel Director of Minority Research G300 MSB 651.296.4106


Name Title Office Phone Number
Neubauer Owen Legislative Assistant 2211 MSB 651.296.5070
Noonan Matthew Legislative Assistant 2233 MSB 651.296.0476


Name Title Office Phone Number
Osgerby Olivia Legislative Assistant 2327 MSB 651.296.4166


Name Title Office Phone Number
Pearson Paige Media Relations Specialist G300 MSB 651.296.0270


Name Title Office Phone Number
Reynolds Jillian Media Relations Specialist G300 MSB 651.296.5307
Roberts Gabby Legislative Assistant 2417 MSB 651.296.5246
Rosckes Henry Legislative Assistant 2225 MSB 651.296.1279


Name Title Office Phone Number
Sherlock Nick Media Relations Specialist G300 MSB 651.296.4158
Simpson Ellie Legislative Assistant 2323 MSB 651.296.8017
Smallman Indy Legislative Assistant 2201 MSB 651.296.0556
Sondag Craig Minority Chief of Staff 2405 MSB 651.296.5311
Spennewyn Garrick Legislative Assistant 2415 MSB 651.296.4380


Name Title Office Phone Number
Tschida Tom Researcher G300 MSB 651.296.1530


Name Title Office Phone Number
Warrick Nicole Legislative Assistant 2231 MSB 651.296.7136
Watson Maureen Legislative Assistant 2215 MSB 651.296.7193
Wilson Christina Legislative Assistant 2207 MSB 651.296.4847


Name Title Office Phone Number
Zak Parker Legislative Assistant 2303 MSB 651.296.3988
Zimmerman Jared Legislative Assistant 2325 MSB 651.296.4839