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Sieben, Katie


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Newport, MN

House 2003-2006 (District 57A); Senate 2007-2012 (District 57); Senate 2013-Present (District 54)

Party when first elected:  Democratic-Farmer-Labor

Counties Served:  Dakota, Washington

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Date of Birth: 3/23/1977 Date of Death: 
Birth Place: Newport, Minnesota Birth County: Washington Birth Country: United States
Other Names:
Gender:  Female Religion:  Catholic
City of Residence (when first elected):  Newport

Occupation (when first elected):  Legislator

EDUCATION

Woodbury High School; Secondary;
Colorado College; B.A.; History and Government
Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government; M.P.A.;
University of Minnesota, Humphrey Institute; Fellowship; Policy Fellow

OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE

U.S. Legislative Staff/Council/CommissionUnited States House of Representatives (Intern for United States Representative Bill Luther, before she served in the Minnesota Legislature) ??/??/19?? to ??/??/????
U.S. Legislative Staff/Council/CommissionUnited States Senate (Worked for United States Senator Mark Dayton, before she served in the Minnesota Legislature) ??/??/20?? to ??/??/20??

FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS

Spouse: Single (when first elected); Josh Straka (married in 2005, while in office)
Children: Three children: John and Henry (sons) and Greta (daughter), born while she was in office
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:
Michael R. Sieben  - Father
Harry A. Sieben, Jr.  - Uncle

GENERAL NOTES

Special Legislative Concerns: elections, environment, transportation, education, health care.

Religion provided by the 2006 WCCO TV Voters' Guide.

"She then served internships in Washington D.C., one for former Democratic Minnesota congressman Bill Luther, and the other for Tipper Gore, a job that had Sieben working for the White House during the Clinton presidency." (St. Paul Legal Ledger Capitol Report, September 11, 2008)

Legislative Session: 88th (2013-2014)   Session Details term photo
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Body: Senate Elected: 11/6/2012 Term of Office: 1/8/2013 to 1/2/2017
District: 54 Residence: Newport
Counties Represented: Dakota, Washington
Occupation: None Listed
Party: Democratic-Farmer-Labor
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Committees:
Capital Investment
Environment and Energy
Finance
Finance Subcommittee: Subcommittee on Legacy
Rules and Administration
Rules and Administration Subcommittee: Elections (Chair)

Legislative Session: 87th (2011-2012)   Session Details term photo
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Body: Senate Elected: 11/2/2010 Term of Office: 1/4/2011 to 1/7/2013
District: 57 Residence: Newport
Counties Represented: Dakota, Washington
Occupation: None Listed
Party: Democratic-Farmer-Labor
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Committees:
Education
Local Government and Elections
Transportation

Legislative Session: 86th (2009-2010) (second half of Senate term)   Session Details term photo
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Body: Senate Elected: 11/7/2006 Term of Office: 1/3/2007 to 1/3/2011
District: 57 Residence: Newport
Counties Represented: Dakota, Washington
Occupation: None Listed
Party: Democratic-Farmer-Labor
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Committees:
Capital Investment
Environment and Natural Resources
Environment and Natural Resources Subcommittee: Public Lands and Waters
Finance Subcommittee: Transportation Budget and Policy Division
Finance Subcommittee: Transportation Budget and Policy Division-Transit Subdivision
State and Local Government Operations and Oversight
State and Local Government Operations and Oversight Subcommittee: Elections (Chair)
Transportation

Legislative Session: 85th (2007-2008)   Session Details term photo
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Body: Senate Elected: 11/7/2006 Term of Office: 1/3/2007 to 1/3/2011
District: 57 Residence: Newport
Counties Represented: Dakota, Washington
Occupation: None Listed
Party: Democratic-Farmer-Labor
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Committees:
Capital Investment
Environment and Natural Resources
Environment and Natural Resources Subcommittee: Public Lands and Waters
Finance Subcommittee: Transportation Budget and Policy Division
Finance Subcommittee: Transportation Budget and Policy Division-Transit Subdivision
Taxes
Taxes Subcommittee: Property Taxes Division
Transportation
Transportation Subcommittee: Transit Subdivision

Legislative Session: 84th (2005-2006)   Session Details term photo
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Body: House Elected: 11/2/2004 Term of Office: 1/4/2005 to 1/2/2007
District: 57A Residence: Newport
Counties Represented: Dakota, Washington
Occupation: Legislator
Party: Democratic-Farmer-Labor
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Special Session Bills Authored:  
Committees:
Taxes Minutes
Taxes Subcommittee: Property and Local Tax Division Minutes
Transportation Minutes
Session Notes: She ran for the Minnesota Senate in Distict 57 in the 2006 elections.

Legislative Session: 83rd (2003-2004)   Session Details term photo
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Body: House Elected: 11/5/2002 Term of Office: 1/7/2003 to 1/3/2005
District: 57A Residence: Newport
Counties Represented: Dakota, Washington
Occupation: Legislator
Party: Democratic-Farmer-Labor
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Special Session Bills Authored:  
Committees:
Taxes
Transportation Policy

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