Sen. Rosen to Retire at The End of This Year

Senate Finance Chair Julie Rosen will retire at the end of this year to make way for Sen. Rich Draheim’s effort to represent much of south central Minnesota.

Rosen and Draheim were paired in redistricting maps released earlier this week in a new Senate District 22, which will stretch from Minnesota’s southern border to west of Jordan.  Rosen, a six term Republican senator from Fairmont, last won reelection in 2020.

Draheim is in his second term at the Legislature.  The Republican senator serves as the chair of the Senate Housing Committee and Vice Chair of the Senate’s Higher Education Committee, among other assignments.

The new Senate district includes parts of Blue Earth, Faribault, Le Sueur, Martin, Rice, Scott, and Watonwan Counties.