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RELEASE: Rep. Liz Olson elected House Majority Whip

Friday, November 09, 2018

SAINT PAUL, Minn. – Thursday night, members of the Minnesota House DFL Caucus elected Rep. Liz Olson (DFL – Duluth) as Majority Whip for the 2019-2020 legislative session. As Majority Whip, Rep. Olson will assist the leadership team in advocating for policies which improve the lives of Minnesotans on the House Floor, in the media, and across the state.

“I’m grateful to my colleagues for entrusting me with this responsibility as together, we work to make sure all Minnesotans have the opportunity to succeed and thrive,” Rep. Olson said. “Everyone, in every community, deserves affordable and accessible health care, quality schools, and good jobs with fair pay and benefits. DFLers are committed to delivering on these, and I look forward to January when we can get started on this important work.”

Members of the DFL Caucus also elected Rep. Melissa Hortman (DFL – Brooklyn Park) as Speaker-designate and Rep.-elect Ryan Winkler (DFL – Golden Valley) as Majority Leader.

The DFL Caucus regained the majority in the Minnesota House during Tuesday’s general election after Minnesotans sent 75 DFLers to the State Capitol, 34 of whom are newly elected. 59 Republicans were elected to the House.

The legislative session convenes at noon on January 8.