House 2007-2012 (District 64A); House 2013-2018 (District 64A)
Party when first elected: Democratic-Farmer-Labor
Janesville High School, Wisconsin; Secondary; University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh; B.S.; Nursing, 1984College of St. Catherine; M.A.; Organizational Leadership-Health Care, 2005University of Minnesota, Humphrey Institute; Fellowship; Policy Fellow, 2005-2006
Two children: Bridget and Anna (daughters, twins)
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:
She moved to Minnesota in 1988.Religion provided by the 2006 WCCO TV Voters' Guide.In 2018, she ran for governor. She won the DFL endorsement but lost the primary.