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Reps. Phyllis Kahn and Lyndon Carlson become longest serving Minnesota House members ever

Kahn and Carlson, elected in 1973 and in their 22nd terms, today break the House length-in-office record previously held by Rep. Willard Munger.

State Reps. Phyllis Kahn and Lyndon Carlson are now the longest serving Minnesota House members ever.

Kahn, from Minneapolis, and Carlson, from Crystal, were elected in 1973 and are now in their 22nd terms. House officials did the math and found that as of today, they each have 15,532 days in office. That breaks the old record held by former DFL Rep. Willard Munger of Duluth.

House DFL Leader Paul Thissen said:

“Through both challenging and prosperous times in our state’s history Rep. Carlson and Kahn have been a constant source of leadership. They are respected by their peers and have worked to pass significant legislation that has shaped a better future in Minnesota. I have so often found myself turning to them for wisdom when needing to make tough decisions. Despite their impressive tenure in the legislature neither have slowed down. Rep. Carlson and Kahn continue in their strong commitment to building a better future for their constituents and state.”