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Persell named DFL majority whip

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Persell appointed majority whip

Speaker-designate Paul Thissen appointed State Rep. John Persell DFL-Bemidji, to serve as House majority whip. As majority whip, Persell will assist House Majority Leader Erin Murphy, DFL-St. Paul, with coordinating legislative activity on the House floor among other duties to help lead the House majority caucus. Thissen said Persell adds a valuable perspective to the leadership team and the work needed to effectively govern.

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Persell’s district (5A) includes portions of Cass County.

Along with Persell, the House DFL caucus appointed six assistant majority leaders last week. The assistant leaders represent districts throughout the state: State Rep. Jason Isaacson, DFL –Shoreview), State Rep. Leon Lillie, DFL – North Saint Paul, State Rep. Diane Loeffler, DFL – Minneapolis, State Rep. Carly Melin, DFL-Hibbing, State Rep. Kim Norton, DFL –Rochester, and State Rep. John Ward, DFL-Brainerd.

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