Jessup to sit on House leadership team

Randy Jessup

As House District 42A Representative-elect Randy Jessup of Shoreview begins his first term in the Legislature on Jan. 3, he will serve as a member of the House Republican caucus leadership team. 

It was announced Nov. 30 that Jessup will be one of six assistant majority leaders. 

“I am humbled to have been chosen by my community to represent them, and now by my colleagues to serve on our caucus leadership team,” Jessup said in a written statement. “There is a lot to do for the people of Minnesota when session begins on Jan. 3, and I am eager to get to work advocating for policies that lower health care costs, provide meaningful middle-class tax relief for families and small businesses, and improve our state’s economy by growing good-paying jobs and investing in our shared priorities.”

House District 42A saw a tight race between Jessup and incumbent DFLer Barb Yarusso, with Jessup winning by just 127 votes, or a mere 0.55 percent of the vote.

Two years ago, Yarusso won narrowly over Jessup by only about 1 percent of the vote.

Republican Speaker Kurt Daudt of Crown and Majority Leader Joyce Peppin of Rogers said Jessup will be joined by Reps. Marion O’Neill of Maple Lake, Jim Nash of Waconia, Dan Fabian of Roseau, Roz Peterson of Lakeville, and Kelly Fenton of Woodbury, as assistant majority leaders.


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