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Rep. Alice Hausman won't seek re-election after 17 terms

Rep. Alice Hausman speaks on the House Floor in 2019. House Photography file photo

Rep. Alice Hausman (DFL-Falcon Heights) will not be returning to the House in 2023.

First elected in a 1989 special election, Hausman, who recently moved to the suburban part of her district from St. Paul, announced her decision late last week.

She has been a key player in capital investment, environment, transportation, and most recently, housing. Since 2019, she has chaired the House Housing Finance and Policy Division.

WATCH: A 2020 interview with Rep. Hausman

“Nothing goes right in life without a safe place to call home. The housing need is great throughout the state and this measure helps address this persistent problem in every community,” Hausman said in a statement when the House passed the 2021 omnibus housing law in June. That law includes $100 million in housing infrastructure bonds, provides an off-ramp to the governor’s eviction moratorium with support for housing providers and connects renters needing financial help with available resources.

Hausman also chaired the capital investment committee three times from 2007-14, and environment and transportation committees in 1997-98.

According to her legislator page maintained by the Legislative Reference Library, “She took the oath of office for the Minnesota House of Representatives in the Minnesota Senate chambers because the House chambers were being renovated. She's believed to be the first House member to ever be sworn in there.”

MORE: See her 2020 video interview


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