ST. PAUL, Minn. (WCCO) — State Rep. Melissa Hortman was elected Speaker of the House-designate by the Minnesota House DFL at its organizational caucus Thursday.

Representative-elect Ryan Winkler was selected to be the House Majority Leader.

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“I am honored to have the support of my colleagues to serve as Speaker of the House and start our work to build a Minnesota that works better for everyone,” Hotman said. “We’re excited to work with Governor-elect Walz and Lieutenant Governor-elect Flanagan to make progress on our shared vision for One Minnesota.”

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Rep. Liz Olson was elected Majority Whip.

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Hortman was House Minority Leader for the past two years, and was first elected to the state House in 2004.