House 1989-92 (District 63A); House 1993-2002 (District 54A); Senate 2011-2012 (District 66)
Party when first elected: Democratic-Farmer-Labor
College of St. Catherine; B.A.; Business AdministrationHarvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government; M.P.A.; Public AdministrationHamline University School of Law; J.D.;
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:
She lost the Democratic-Farmer-Labor party endorsement in Senate District 66 in the 2012 primary election to John Marty. She decided to run for county commissioner in Ramsey County and was elected.