House 1997-98 (District 57A); House 2001-2002 (District 57A); House 2003-2012 (District 55B)
Party when first elected: Democratic-Farmer-Labor
Rincon High School, Tucson, Arizona; Secondary; Arizona State University; B.S.; Recreation AdministrationUniversity of Minnesota, Twin Cities; M.P.A.; Public Affairs, Leadership and State Public Policy; McKnight Salzburg Fellowship
Brien (in 2012 she was described as a single mom)
Two children: Sean (son), Victoria "Tori" Ann (daughter, born while she was in office)
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:
Martin J. McGowan, Jr.
- First Cousin Once Removed
She ran unsuccessfully for the Minnesota House of Representatives in the 1998 election. She lost to Jim Seifert. His margin of victory over her was only 275 votes. A recount occurred by Nora Slawik's request. Since it wasn't an automatic recount, she was responsible for paying for it. After the recount he was declared the winner by 298 votes.Martin J. McGowan, Jr. is a first cousin to Nora Slawik's mother.Religion provided by Politics in Minnesota the Directory, 2005-2006.