House 2001-2002 (District 47B); House 2003-2012 (District 46B); House 2013-2018 (District 40B)
Party when first elected: Democratic-Farmer-Labor
Park Center High School; Secondary; GraduateUniversity of Minnesota, Twin Cities; B.A.; Sociology Major, Speech Communications Minor, 1990William Mitchell College of Law; J.D.; 2010
Three children: Stephanie (daughter); Jeremy (son), and Dillon (adopted son)
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:
Religion provided by the 2006 WCCO TV Voters' Guide.She announced her candidacy for Secretary of State in 2013 but later withdrew.In 2018, she ran for attorney general but she lost the primary.