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Council Members

Per Minnesota Statutes 15A.0825, the Legislative Salary Council consists of 16 members: one person, who is not a judge, from each congressional district, appointed by the chief justice of the Supreme Court; and one person from each congressional district, appointed by the governor. One-half of the members appointed by the governor and one-half of the members appointed by the chief justice must belong to the political party that has the most members in the legislature. The remaining half must belong to a political party that has the second most members in the legislature.

Members (2017-18)

Congressional District

Appointed by Governor Dayton

  • Joseph Boyle
  • Patrice Hannan, Vice-chair
  • Dr. David Metzen
  • Sherrie Pugh
  • Dr. Thomas Stinson
  • Randy Twistol
  • Marsha VanDenburgh
  • Laura Witty


  • Eighth District
  • Fifth District
  • Second District
  • Third District
  • Fourth District
  • Seventh District
  • Sixth District
  • First District

Appointed by Chief Justice Gildea, Minnesota Supreme Court

  • Diana Burlison
  • William P. Donohue
  • Gregory R. Fox
  • James Joy
  • Charles J. McElroy
  • Gloria S. Myre
  • Deborah Olson
  • Kenneth A. Wilmes


  • Sixth District
  • Fourth District
  • Eighth District
  • Seventh District
  • Fifth District
  • Second District
  • Third District
  • First District