Senate 2005-2012 (District 43); Senate 2013-2016 (District 44)
Party when first elected: Democratic-Farmer-Labor
West High School, Edina; Secondary; GraduateClark University, Worcester, Massachusetts; B.A.; Psychology and Sociology, 1979
Four children: Joey (son), (1 other son, 1 stepson, 1 stepdaughter)
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:
Special Legislative Concerns: Education policy and finance reform, state government redesign, business and commerce issues, early childhood education, transportation, health care, education, environment.She ran unsuccessfully for the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party endorsement for the United States House of Representatives in the 2008 election.She received the Democratic-Farmer-Labor party endorsement for the United States House of Representatives in the 3rd Congressional District for the 2016 election.Religion provided by the 2006 WCCO TV Voters' Guide and Jews in Minnesota Politics, 2007, p. 69.