House 2007-2012 (District 29B); House 2013-2016 (District 25B)
Party when first elected: Democratic-Farmer-Labor
Teaching certificate; Certified Teacher in Nebraska and ColoradoUniversity of Nebraska, Lincoln; B.S.; Human Development and Special Education, Specialized in Early Childhood EducationAttended Graduate School; Deaf Education, Behavioral Impairments, and CurriculumUniversity of Minnesota, Humphrey School of Public Affairs; Masters Degree; Leadership and Energy Policy/Research, 2018
Steven; Single (first listed in 2009)
Four children: Christian and Andrew "Cody" (sons); Katherine and Kelsey (daughters)
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:
She ran unsuccessfully for the Minnesota House of Representatives in the 2004 election.Religion provided by the 2006 WCCO TV Voters' Guide.