McGuire elected to the Minnesota Senate

Democrat Mary Jo McGuire is headed back to the Minnesota Legislature. With all of the precincts reporting, McGuire won 80 percent of the vote in a special election to replace DFL Sen. Ellen Anderson. She defeated Republican Greg Copeland to win a seat in the Minnesota Senate. The district includes St. Paul and Falcon Heights.

Gov. Dayton called the special election after he appointed Anderson to the Public Utilities Commission.

McGuire was a member of the Minnesota House between 1989 and 2002. She retired from that body after redistricting forced her to share a House District with DFL Rep. Alice Hausman.

McGuire’s victory doesn’t change the makeup of the Minnesota Senate. Republicans currently hold a seven seat majority in that body.

  • http://minnesota.publicradio.org/collections/special/columns/polinaut/archive/2011/04/mcguire_elected.shtml Dale Howey

    Congrats, Mary Jo! We couldn’t ask for a better advocate. Please talk some sense into the people across the aisle.