DFL Sen. Jeff Hayden of Minneapolis has been selected to serve as Deputy Majority Leader of the Minnesota Senate. DFL Senate Majority Leader-designate Tom Bakk appointed Hayden to be the Deputy Majority Leader. He will serve alongside Bakk and Assistance Majority Leader-designate Katie Sieben of Cottage Grove.
Hayden’s appointment comes as Senate Democrats continue to organize for the majority. Democrats reclaimed the majority after winning 39 of the 67 seats in the Minnesota Senate.
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