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Bigham, Karla

House 2007-2010 (District 57A)

Party when first elected:  Democratic-Farmer-Labor

Counties Served:  Dakota, Washington

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Date of Birth: 3/9/1979 (uncertain) Date of Death: 
Birth Place: Cottage Grove, Minnesota Birth County: Washington Birth Country: United States
Other Names:
Gender:  Female Religion:  Lutheran
City of Residence (when first elected):  Cottage Grove

Occupation (when first elected):  Paralegal, Hennepin County Attorney's Office

EDUCATION

Park High School; Secondary; Graduate, 1997
Winona State University; B.S.; Paralegal Major, Sociology and Political Science Minor

OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE

Municipal Board/CommissionCottage Grove, Minnesota (City Public Safety, Health, and Welfare Commission; Chair) ??/??/???? to ??/??/????
State Legislative StaffMinnesota House of Representatives (House DFL Caucus Research Assistant and Legislative Assistant, before she served in the legislature, 2 years) ??/??/???? to ??/??/20??
County GovernmentHennepin County, Minnesota (County Attorney's Office, Property Crimes Division, Paralegal) ??/??/2004 to ??/??/2???
Municipal Council/AldermenCottage Grove, Minnesota (City Council) ??/??/2005 to ??/??/2006
State Board/Commission/CouncilMinnesota Amateur Sports Commission (Appointed by Governor Mark Dayton)Appointed06/24/2011 to ??/??/20??

FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS

Spouse: Single (while in office); John Stechmann (engaged in 2011)
Children:
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:

GENERAL NOTES

Prior to her legislative service, she also worked as a Union Organizer and as a Democratic-Farmer-Labor Caucus Researcher and Assistant.

Religion provided by the 2006 WCCO TV Voters' Guide.


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Map of Cottage Grove
Cottage Grove, MN
Total Days Served: 1462

SESSIONS SERVED

86th Legislative Session (2009-2010)

  Session Details
Body: House Elected: 11/4/2008 Term of Office: 1/6/2009 to 1/3/2011
District: 57A Residence: Cottage Grove
Counties Represented: Dakota, Washington
Occupation: Paralegal, Hennepin County Attorney's Office
Party: Democratic-Farmer-Labor
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Special Session Bills Authored:     2010 1st Sp.S. - Author
Committees:
Environment Policy and Oversight Minutes
Finance Subcommittee: Public Safety Finance Division Minutes
Finance Subcommittee: State Government Finance Division Minutes
Public Safety 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: 57A Residence: Cottage Grove
Counties Represented: Dakota, Washington
Occupation: Paralegal, Hennepin County Attorney's Office
Party: Democratic-Farmer-Labor
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Committees:
Agriculture, Rural Economies and Veterans Affairs Subcommittee: Veterans Affairs Division Minutes
Environment and Natural Resources Subcommittee: Game, Fish and Forestry Division Minutes
Finance Subcommittee: Public Safety Finance Division Minutes
Finance Subcommittee: State Government Finance Division Minutes
Public Safety and Civil Justice Minutes
Public Safety and Civil Justice Subcommittee: Criminal Records Relief Minutes

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