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McGuire, Mary Jo

House 1989-92 (District 63A); House 1993-2002 (District 54A); Senate 2011-2012 (District 66)

Party when first elected:  Democratic-Farmer-Labor

Counties Served:  Hennepin, Ramsey

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Date of Birth: 7/29/1956 Date of Death: 
Birth Place: Falcon Heights, Minnesota Birth County: Ramsey Birth Country: United States
Other Names:
Gender:  Female Religion:  Not Reported
City of Residence (when first elected):  Falcon Heights

Occupation (when first elected):  Legislator

EDUCATION

College of St. Catherine; B.A.; Business Administration
Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government; M.P.A.; Public Administration
Hamline University School of Law; J.D.;

OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE

County Board/CommissionerRamsey County, Minnesota (County Commissioner)Elected??/??/2013 to ??/??/????

FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS

Spouse: Single
Children:
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:

GENERAL NOTES

She lost the Democratic-Farmer-Labor party endorsement in Senate District 66 in the 2012 primary election to John Marty. She decided to run for county commissioner in Ramsey County and was elected.


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Map of Falcon Heights
Falcon Heights, MN
Total Days Served: 5748

SESSIONS SERVED

87th Legislative Session (2011-2012)

  Session Details
Body: Senate Elected: 4/12/2011 Term of Office: 4/18/2011 to 1/7/2013 (Special Election)
District: 66 Residence: Falcon Heights
Counties Represented: Ramsey
Occupation: Teacher, St. Catherine’s University/Associate Director, Nonpartisan Learning Law and Democracy Foundation/State Director, Project Citizen
Party: Democratic-Farmer-Labor
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Special Session Bills Authored:     2011 1st Sp.S. - Author
Committees:
Energy, Utilities and Telecommunications
Judiciary and Public Safety
Local Government and Elections

82nd Legislative Session (2001-2002)

  Session Details
Body: House Elected: 11/7/2000 Term of Office: 1/3/2001 to 1/6/2003
District: 54A Residence: Falcon Heights
Counties Represented: Hennepin, Ramsey
Occupation: Attorney/College Educator
Party: Democratic-Farmer-Labor
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Committees:
Crime Prevention
Education Policy
Family and Early Childhood Education Finance
Rules and Legislative Administration

81st Legislative Session (1999-2000)

  Session Details
Body: House Elected: 11/3/1998 Term of Office: 1/5/1999 to 1/2/2001
District: 54A Residence: Falcon Heights
Counties Represented: Hennepin, Ramsey
Occupation: Attorney/Legislator
Party: Democratic-Farmer-Labor
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Committees:
Crime Prevention
Family and Early Childhood Education Finance
Judiciary Finance

80th Legislative Session (1997-1998)

  Session Details
Body: House Elected: 11/5/1996 Term of Office: 1/7/1997 to 1/4/1999
District: 54A Residence: Falcon Heights
Counties Represented: Hennepin, Ramsey
Occupation: Attorney
Party: Democratic-Farmer-Labor
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Committees:
Education Subcommittee: Family and Early Childhood Education Finance Division
Governmental Operations
Governmental Operations Subcommittee: Administrative Rules
Judiciary
Judiciary Subcommittee: Data Practices (Chair)
Judiciary Subcommittee: Judiciary Finance Division

79th Legislative Session (1995-1996)

  Session Details
Body: House Elected: 11/8/1994 Term of Office: 1/3/1995 to 1/6/1997
District: 54A Residence: Falcon Heights
Counties Represented: Hennepin, Ramsey
Occupation: Legislator/Attorney
Party: Democratic-Farmer-Labor
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Committees:
Ethics
Judiciary
Judiciary Subcommittee: Data Practices (Chair)
Judiciary Finance
Labor-Management Relations
Local Government and Metropolitan Affairs
Local Government and Metropolitan Affairs Subcommittee: Metropolitan Government
Session Notes: She was an alternate to the Ethics Committee.

78th Legislative Session (1993-1994)

  Session Details
Body: House Elected: 11/3/1992 Term of Office: 1/5/1993 to 1/2/1995
District: 54A Residence: Falcon Heights
Counties Represented: Hennepin, Ramsey
Occupation: Legislator/Attorney
Party: Democratic-Farmer-Labor
Committees:
Environment and Natural Resources Finance
Judiciary
Judiciary Subcommittee: Criminal Justice and Family Law
Judiciary Subcommittee: Data Privacy (Chair)
Judiciary Subcommittee: Judiciary Finance Division
Rules and Legislative Administration
Leadership Position: Assistant Majority Leader

77th Legislative Session (1991-1992)

  Session Details
Body: House Elected: 11/6/1990 Term of Office: 1/8/1991 to 1/4/1993
District: 63A Residence: Falcon Heights
Counties Represented: Hennepin, Ramsey
Occupation: Legislator/Attorney
Party: Democratic-Farmer-Labor
Committees:
Appropriations
Appropriations Subcommittee: Environment and Natural Resources Division
Environment and Natural Resources
Housing
Housing Subcommittee: Community Revitalization
Judiciary
Judiciary Subcommittee: Criminal Justice Division
Judiciary Subcommittee: Family Law

76th Legislative Session (1989-1990)

  Session Details
Body: House Elected: 11/8/1988 Term of Office: 1/3/1989 to 1/7/1991
District: 63A Residence: Falcon Heights
Counties Represented: Hennepin, Ramsey
Occupation: Legislator
Party: Democratic-Farmer-Labor
Committees:
Education
Education Subcommittee: Higher Education Division
Environment and Natural Resources
Environment and Natural Resources Subcommittee: Solid Waste
Local Government and Metropolitan Affairs
Local Government and Metropolitan Affairs Subcommittee: Metro Affairs

Articles & Books About
Hilton, Lisa. "Redistricting Casualty: New Boundaries Promt McGuire to Step Aside after 14 Years at the State Capitol." Session Weekly, St. Paul: Minnesota House of Representatives Information Office, April 5, 2002, p. 14.




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