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Johnson, Alice M.

House 1987-92 (District 51A); House 1993-2000 (District 48B); Senate 2013-2016 (District 37)

Party when first elected:  Democratic-Farmer-Labor

Counties Served:  Anoka, Ramsey

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Date of Birth: 4/1/1941
Birth Place: ,
Birth County:
Birth Country:
Date of Death:
Gender: Female
Religion:
Reported Minority: None Reported
Other Names:
City of Residence (when first elected): Spring Lake Park
Occupation (when first elected): Legislator

EDUCATION

Metropolitan State University; Attended College;
Minneapolis Community College; A.A.;
Concordia University; B.A.;
Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government; M.A.; 1996

OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE

Municipal Council/Aldermen: Spring Lake Park, Minnesota (City Council); 19?? to 198?
Municipal Board/Commission: Spring Lake Park, Minnesota (Planning and Zoning Commission); 19?? to 19??
State Legislative Staff: Minnesota House of Representatives (Secretary to Representative Peter X. Fugina); 1973 to 1978

FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS

Spouse: Bruce (when first elected); Divorced; Richard Jefferson (remarried in 1999, while she was in office)
Children: Four children: (daughters)
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:
Richard H. Jefferson  - Husband

GENERAL NOTES

She ran unsuccessfully for the Democratic-Farmer-Labor party endorsement for the United States House of Representatives in Minnesota's 6th Congressional District in the 1992 election. She lost to Gerry Sikorski.

Special Legislative Concerns: education, taxes, transportation, labor.

Total Days Served: 6567

SESSIONS SERVED

89th Legislative Session (2015-2016) (second half of Senate term)

  Session Details
Body: Senate
District: 37
Elected: 11/6/2012
Residence: Spring Lake Park
Term of Office: 1/8/2013 to 1/2/2017
Counties Represented: Anoka
Occupation:
Party: Democratic-Farmer-Labor
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Special Session Bills Authored:     2015 1st Sp.S. - Author
Committees:
  • Finance: E-12 Policy and Budget Division
  • State and Local Government

88th Legislative Session (2013-2014)

  Session Details
Body: Senate
District: 37
Elected: 11/6/2012
Residence: Spring Lake Park
Term of Office: 1/8/2013 to 1/2/2017
Counties Represented: Anoka
Occupation: None Listed
Party: Democratic-Farmer-Labor
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Committees:
  • Education
  • Finance: E-12 Division
  • State and Local Government

81st Legislative Session (1999-2000)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 48B
Elected: 11/3/1998
Residence: Spring Lake Park
Term of Office: 1/5/1999 to 1/2/2001
Counties Represented: Anoka, Ramsey
Occupation: Homemaker/Legislator
Party: Democratic-Farmer-Labor
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Committees:
  • Education Policy
  • K-12 Education Finance
  • Transportation Policy
  • Ways and Means

80th Legislative Session (1997-1998)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 48B
Elected: 11/5/1996
Residence: Spring Lake Park
Term of Office: 1/7/1997 to 1/4/1999
Counties Represented: Anoka, Ramsey
Occupation: Homemaker/Legislator
Party: Democratic-Farmer-Labor
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Committees:
  • Education
  • Education: K-12 Education Finance Division
  • Education: Quality Initiatives
  • Taxes
  • Taxes: Sales and Income Tax Division (Chair)
  • Transportation and Transit
  • Transportation and Transit: Policy, Safety and Administration

79th Legislative Session (1995-1996)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 48B
Elected: 11/8/1994
Residence: Spring Lake Park
Term of Office: 1/3/1995 to 1/6/1997
Counties Represented: Anoka, Ramsey
Occupation: Legislator/Homemaker
Party: Democratic-Farmer-Labor
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Committees:
  • Education
  • Education: K-12 Education Finance Division (Chair)
  • International Trade and Economic Development
  • Labor-Management Relations

78th Legislative Session (1993-1994)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 48B
Elected: 11/3/1992
Residence: Spring Lake Park
Term of Office: 1/5/1993 to 1/2/1995
Counties Represented: Anoka, Ramsey
Occupation: Legislator
Party: Democratic-Farmer-Labor
Committees:
  • Education
  • Education: Education Standards (Chair)
  • Education: K-12 Education Finance Division
  • Labor-Management Relations
  • Labor-Management Relations: Unemployment and Workers' Compensation
  • Transportation and Transit

77th Legislative Session (1991-1992)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 51A
Elected: 11/6/1990
Residence: Spring Lake Park
Term of Office: 1/8/1991 to 1/4/1993
Counties Represented: Anoka, Ramsey
Occupation: Legislator
Party: Democratic-Farmer-Labor
Committees:
  • Education
  • Education: Education Finance Division
  • Labor-Management Relations
  • Labor-Management Relations: Worker's Compensation and Unemployment Insurance
  • Rules and Legislative Administration
  • Transportation
  • Transportation: Air, Rail, and Toll Roads
Leadership Position: Assistant Majority Leader

76th Legislative Session (1989-1990)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 51A
Elected: 11/8/1988
Residence: Spring Lake Park
Term of Office: 1/3/1989 to 1/7/1991
Counties Represented: Anoka, Ramsey
Occupation: Legislator
Party: Democratic-Farmer-Labor
Committees:
  • Education
  • Education: Higher Education Division
  • Environment and Natural Resources
  • Environment and Natural Resources: Environment
  • Labor-Management Relations
  • Labor-Management Relations: Unemployment Insurance and Workers' Compensation
  • Local Government and Metropolitan Affairs
  • Local Government and Metropolitan Affairs: Local Government and Structures
  • Transportation
  • Transportation: Surface Transportation (Chair)

75th Legislative Session (1987-1988)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 51A
Elected: 11/4/1986
Residence: Spring Lake Park
Term of Office: 1/6/1987 to 1/2/1989
Counties Represented: Anoka, Ramsey
Occupation: Legislator
Party: Democratic-Farmer-Labor
Committees:
  • Education
  • Education: School Facilities
  • Environment and Natural Resources
  • Governmental Operations: Pensions
  • Labor-Management Relations
  • Labor-Management Relations: Unemployment Insurance and Workers Compensation Division
  • Metropolitan Affairs
  • Metropolitan Affairs: Environment
  • Metropolitan Affairs: Government Structure
  • Transportation
  • Transportation: Safety (Chair)