Dee Long (born April 1939) is a Minnesota politician, a member of the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party, and a former member of the Minnesota House of Representatives, representing part of Minneapolis. Long was the first woman to serve as Speaker of the Minnesota House of Representatives, a position she held from 1992 to 1993.
|53rd Speaker of the Minnesota House of Representatives|
January 6, 1992 – September 15, 1993
|Preceded by||Robert Vanasek|
|Succeeded by||Irv Anderson|
|Minnesota House Majority Leader|
|Preceded by||Ann Wynia|
|Succeeded by||Alan Welle|
|Minnesota State Representative from District 60A|
January 1993 – January 1999
|Preceded by||Karen J. Clark|
|Succeeded by||Margaret Anderson Kelliher|
|Minnesota State Representative from District 59A|
January 1983 – January 1992
|Minnesota State Representative from District 56B|
January 1979 – January 1983
|Alma mater||Northwestern University, University of Minnesota|
Long attended Northwestern University before transferring to the University of Minnesota, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude with a degree in Psychology. She first won election to the House of Representatives in 1978, and served in the body until 1998.
Long was elected as the first female Speaker of the House in 1992. Her tenure in that position was cut short due to the "Phonegate" scandal, in which members of the House of Representatives were found to be using state toll-free access codes for personal use. Long resigned the speakership in September 1993, but continued to serve until 1998, becoming the first woman to chair the House Tax Committee.
| Speaker of the Minnesota House of Representatives