Rep. Dave Lislegard to leave Minnesota House after 6 years of service to Iron Range

Representative Dave Lislegard announced that he will not seek re-election for another term in the Minnesota House of Representatives and will retire from the Minnesota Legislature at the end of 2024.

Lislegard has served in the Minnesota House since 2019 and was previously the Mayor of the City of Aurora.

 “It is with a heavy heart that I have decided not to seek re-election this fall. This was a very hard decision for me because fighting for the Range is at the core of who I am, and what I have done for the past 20 years of my life,” said Representative Lislegard. “There is a cost to giving so much of your life to something that you are passionate about. When faced with decisions that impact the people you love the most, one’s priorities must be directed to where needed most. At this point in my life my priority needs to be my family. They have sacrificed so much to allow me the honor of fighting for the people of the Iron Range, the place we all call home. They deserve my full attention and dedication–I know each of you would make the same choice.”

Representative Lislegard serves as Chair of the House Property Tax Division, and continues to serve on the House Tax Committee, House Environment and Natural Resource Finance and Policy Committee, and House Veterans and Military Affairs Finance and Policy Committee.

Representative Lislegard, his wife Lisa and their two dogs live in Aurora. “In leaving the Legislature, I look forward to spending more time with my wife, my daughters, parents, and friends,” said Lislegard. “They have all made sacrifices in supporting my service in the House, and I look forward to giving back to them now.”