Senate 2011-2012 (District 49); Senate 2013-Present (District 31)
Party when first elected: Republican
Anoka, Isanti, Sherburne
Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunberg High School; Secondary; St. Catherine's University, St. Paul; B.A.; ChemistrySt. Thomas University; M.B.A.;
Three children: (2 sons); Claire Ann (daughter, born in March 2011, while she was in office)
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:
She was raised on a farm in Murdock, Minnesota.She was a member of Epiphany Catholic Church.Religion provided by her 2010 campaign website.She declared her candidacy for Minnesota Lieutenant Governor, with Representative Dave Thompson as her running mate, in 2013. They later withdrew.
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