House 2007-2010 (District 27A)
Party when first elected: Democratic-Farmer-Labor
Date of Birth:
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City of Residence (when first elected):
Occupation (when first elected):
Art and Photography Teacher, Albert Lea High School/Horse Breeder; Owner and Operator, Wedgewood Peruvian Pasos
Montezuma High School, Iowa; Secondary;
Minnesota State University, Mankato; B.S.; Art Education
St. Mary's University; M.A.; Education, 2006
OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE
Divorced (before she served); Joseph "Joe" Brown (when first elected, he was a former Iowa State Senator)
Six children (three with her first husband): Nathaniel, Crystal, Earnest, Jeb, Bristen, and Madison
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:
She was raised on a farm and was the oldest of eight children.
She ran unsuccessfully as the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party endorsed candidate for the Minnesota House of Representatives in the 2010 election. Her opponent, Rich Murray, defeated her by 57 votes so an automatic recount occurred. The recount confirmed that Rich Murray had won.