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Norton, Kim

House 2007-2012 (District 29B); House 2013-Present (District 25B)

Party when first elected:  Democratic-Farmer-Labor

Counties Served:  Olmsted

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Date of Birth: 9/22/1957 Date of Death: 
Birth Place: Miami Beach (Military Base), Florida Birth County:  Birth Country: United States
Other Names:
Gender:  Female Religion:  Lutheran, Unitarian Universalist
City of Residence (when first elected):  Rochester

Occupation (when first elected):  Nonprofit District Manager, Junior Achievement

EDUCATION

Teaching certificate; Certified Teacher in Nebraska and Colorado
University of Nebraska, Lincoln; B.S.; Human Development and Special Education, Specialized in Early Childhood Education
Attended Graduate School; Deaf Education, Behavioral Impairments, and Curriculum

OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE

State AgencyMinnesota Department of Children, Families and Learning/Minnesota Department of Education (Served on Several Committees) ??/??/1998 to ??/??/2003
School Board/AdministrationRochester, Minnesota (School Board Clerk, 2001; Chair, 2005; Treasurer, 2006)Elected??/??/1999 to ??/??/2006

FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS

Spouse: Steven; Single (first listed in 2009)
Children: Four children: Christian and Andrew "Cody" (sons); Katherine and Kelsey (daughters)
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:

GENERAL NOTES

She ran unsuccessfully for the Minnesota House of Representatives in the 2004 election.

Religion provided by the 2006 WCCO TV Voters' Guide.


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Map of Rochester
Rochester, MN
Total Days Served: 2820

SESSIONS SERVED

88th Legislative Session (2013-2014)

  Session Details
Body: House Elected: 11/6/2012 Term of Office: 1/8/2013 to 1/5/2015
District: 25B Residence: Rochester
Counties Represented: Olmsted
Occupation: Legislator
Party: Democratic-Farmer-Labor
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Committees:
Capital Investment Minutes
Health and Human Services Finance Minutes
Higher Education Finance and Policy Minutes
Jobs and Economic Development Finance and Policy Minutes
Rules and Legislative Administration Minutes
Leadership Position: Assistant Majority Leader

87th Legislative Session (2011-2012)

  Session Details
Body: House Elected: 11/2/2010 Term of Office: 1/4/2011 to 1/7/2013
District: 29B Residence: Rochester
Counties Represented: Olmsted
Occupation: Substitute Teacher
Party: Democratic-Farmer-Labor
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Committees:
Education Reform Minutes
Health and Human Services Reform Minutes
Higher Education Policy and Finance Minutes
Rules and Legislative Administration Minutes
Leadership Position: Assistant Minority Leader

86th Legislative Session (2009-2010)

  Session Details
Body: House Elected: 11/4/2008 Term of Office: 1/6/2009 to 1/3/2011
District: 29B Residence: Rochester
Counties Represented: Olmsted
Occupation: Substitute Teacher
Party: Democratic-Farmer-Labor
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Special Session Bills Authored:     2010 2nd Sp.S. - Author
Committees:
Finance Subcommittee: Higher Education and Workforce Development Finance and Policy Division Minutes
Finance Subcommittee: Higher Education and Workforce Development Finance and Policy Division: Bioscience and Workforce Development Policy and Oversight Division Minutes
Health Care and Human Services Policy and Oversight Minutes
Health Care and Human Services Policy and Oversight Subcommittee: Licensing Division Minutes
K-12 Education Policy and Oversight Minutes

85th Legislative Session (2007-2008)

  Session Details
Body: House Elected: 11/7/2006 Term of Office: 1/3/2007 to 1/5/2009
District: 29B Residence: Rochester
Counties Represented: Olmsted
Occupation: Nonprofit District Manager, Junior Achievement
Party: Democratic-Farmer-Labor
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Special Session Bills Authored:     2007 1st Sp.S. - Author
Committees:
Biosciences and Emerging Technology Minutes
Finance Subcommittee: Education Finance and Economic Competitiveness Finance Division: Higher Education and Work Force Development Policy and Finance Division Minutes
Health and Human Services Minutes
Health and Human Services Subcommittee: Licensing Minutes

Audio/Video
Session Interview (Video) 2014 House Interview

Session Interview (Video) 2010 House Interview

Session Interview (Video) 2007 House Interview


Articles & Books About
Harding, Stephen. "A Community Leader, Norton Plans to Stick to What Constituents Asked Her to Do." Session Weekly, St. Paul: Minnesota House of Representatives Information Office, January 12, 2007, p. 18.




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