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Minnesota's congressional districts

Minnesota's congressional districts since 2013[1]

Minnesota is currently divided into 8 congressional districts, each represented by a member of the United States House of Representatives. After the 2010 Census, the number of Minnesota's seats remained unchanged.

Minnesota statutes do not require candidates for the United States House of Representatives to reside in the district in which they run for office, but candidates must be inhabitants of the state at the time of the election.[2][3]



Current districts and representatives

List of members of the Minnesotaan United States House delegation, their terms, their district boundaries, and the districts' political ratings according to the CPVI. The delegation has a total of 8 members, including 5 Democrats, and 3 Republicans. The delegation includes former Republican Presidential contender Michele Bachmann.
District Representative Party CPVI Incumbency District map
1st Tim Walz (DFL-Rochester) DFL R+1 January 3, 2007 – present
2nd John Kline (R-Lakeville) Republican R+2 January 3, 2003 – present
3rd Erik Paulsen (R-Bloomington) Republican R+2 January 3, 2009 – present
4th Betty McCollum (DFL-Saint Paul) DFL D+11 January 3, 2001 – present
5th Keith Ellison (DFL-Minneapolis) DFL D+27 January 3, 2007 – present
6th Michele Bachmann (R-Waite Park) Republican R+10 January 3, 2007 – present
7th Collin Peterson (DFL-Moorhead) DFL R+5 January 3, 1991 – present
8th Rick Nolan (DFL-Duluth) DFL D+3 January 3, 2013 – present

Districts

Districts were re-drawn in 2012. The 2010 elections determined the officials for the 2011–2013 term using 2002 districts, while the 2012 elections used the new districts. The 2002–2012 districts are described below:

District Political Leanings – 113th United States Congress
District 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th State
CPVI[4] R+1 R+2 R+2 D+11 D+22 R+10 R+6 D+1 D+2

Congressional districts are also used to ensure regional representation on other government bodies within the state. The following entities are required by state statute to have at least one member from each congressional district:

Historical and present district boundaries

Table of United States congressional district boundary maps in the State of Minnesota, presented chronologically.[9] All redistricting events that took place in Minnesota between 1973 and 2013 are shown.

Year Statewide map Minneapolis highlight
1973 – 1982
1983 – 1992
1993 – 1994
1995 – 2002
2003 – 2013
Since 2013


Obsolete districts

Minnesota currently has eight congressional districts. There were 9th and 10th districts but they were eliminated in 1963 and 1933 respectively. Redistricting is done every 10 years to reflect population shifts within the United States.


See also

References

  1. ^ "The national atlas". nationalatlas.gov. Retrieved February 2, 2014. 
  2. ^ "204B.06 FILING FOR PRIMARY; AFFIDAVIT OF CANDIDACY". Office of the Revisor of Statutes. 2012. Retrieved 2012-11-04. 
  3. ^ Devin Henry (February 21, 2012). "Bachmann to seek 6th District seat despite redistricting". MinnPost. Retrieved 2012-11-04. 
  4. ^ "Partisan Voting Index: Districts of the 113th Congress".  
  5. ^ "Administrative Order filed in In re Designations of Court of Appeals Judges for Congressional Districts Pursuant to Minnesota Statutes Section 480A.02, Subdivision 5". Minnesota Judicial Branch. January 13, 2012. Retrieved 2012-11-04. 
  6. ^ "137.024 CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICTS REPRESENTED ON BOARD OF REGENTS". Office of the Revisor of Statutes. 2012. Retrieved 2012-11-04. 
  7. ^ "136F.02 BOARD OF TRUSTEES". Office of the Revisor of Statutes. 2012. Retrieved 2012-11-04. 
  8. ^ "116J.988 BOARD OF INVENTION". Office of the Revisor of Statutes. 2012. Retrieved 2012-11-04. 
  9. ^ "Digital Boundary Definitions of United States Congressional Districts, 1789-2012.". Retrieved October 18, 2014. 

External links

  • Minnesota congressional districts map, 2013–present Minnesota Legislative Coordinating Commission
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