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Saltzman, Kathy L.

Senate 2007-2010 (District 56)

Party when first elected:  Democratic-Farmer-Labor

Counties Served:  Washington

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Date of Birth: 6/4/1955
Birth Place: Illinois
Birth County:
Birth Country: United States
Date of Death:
Gender: Female
Religion: Presbyterian
Other Names:
City of Residence (when first elected): Woodbury
Occupation (when first elected): Former Communications Director, Schools for Equity in Education/Education Advocate

EDUCATION

St. Charles High School, Illinois; Secondary;
University of Iowa; B.S.; 1970s

OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE

Municipal Government: St. Paul, Minnesota (Mayor Norm Coleman's Office of Families and Children); 1994 to 19?? [Appointed]

FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS

Spouse: Ted
Children: Two children
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:

GENERAL NOTES

Special Legislative Concerns: education, property tax reform, health care, economic competitiveness, transportation, water quality.

She moved to Minnesota in 1979.

She grew up in the west suburbs of Chicago, Illinois.

She started out as a member of the Republican Party as a young adult. She switched to the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party well before she ran for the Minnesota Legislature.

Religion provided by the 2006 WCCO TV Voters' Guide.

Total Days Served: 1462

SESSIONS SERVED

86th Legislative Session (2009-2010) (second half of Senate term)

  Session Details
Body: Senate
District: 56
Elected: 11/7/2006
Residence: Woodbury
Term of Office: 1/3/2007 to 1/3/2011
Counties Represented: Washington
Occupation: Communications Director/Education Advocate
Party: Democratic-Farmer-Labor
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Special Session Bills Authored:     2010 1st Sp.S. - Author
Committees:
  • Business, Industry and Jobs
  • Business, Industry and Jobs: Bioscience and Renewable Energy Development
  • Business, Industry and Jobs: Workforce Development (Chair)
  • Education
  • Education: Charter Schools (Chair)
  • Finance: E-12 Education Budget and Policy Division
  • Finance: Transportation Budget and Policy Division
  • Finance: Transportation Budget and Policy Division: Transit Subdivision
  • Transportation
Leadership Position: Majority Whip

85th Legislative Session (2007-2008)

  Session Details
Body: Senate
District: 56
Elected: 11/7/2006
Residence: Woodbury
Term of Office: 1/3/2007 to 1/3/2011
Counties Represented: Washington
Occupation: Former Communications Director, Schools for Equity in Education/Education Advocate
Party: Democratic-Farmer-Labor
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Committees:
  • Business, Industry and Jobs
  • Education
  • Finance: E-12 Education Budget Division
  • Finance: Transportation Budget and Policy Division
  • Finance: Transportation Budget and Policy Division: Transit Subdivision
  • Transportation
  • Transportation: Transit Subdivision
Leadership Position: Majority Whip
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