House 1981-82 (District 55A); Senate 1983-92 (District 58); Senate 1993-2011 (District 59)
Party when first elected: Democratic-Farmer-Labor
De La Salle High School; Secondary; University of Minnesota; B.S.; Transportation EngineeringUniversity of Minnesota, Graduate School of Economics; Attended Graduate School; Graduate Work, EconomicsHarvard University; M.P.A.; Public Administration; Bush Fellowship
Two children: Sky Li, and Jia Xin (adopted daughters, while he was in office)
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:
Special Legislative Concerns: taxation, criminal justice, education, jobs, local government, transit.He was of Irish and German ancestry.Religion provided by the Natural Resources Defense Council's State Directories 2005 and Politics in Minnesota the Directory, 2005-2006.
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