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Eaton, Chris A.

Senate 2011-2012 (District 46); Senate 2013-Present (District 40)

Party when first elected:  Democratic-Farmer-Labor

Counties Served:  Hennepin

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Date of Birth: 1/5/1954
Birth Place: ,
Birth County:
Birth Country:
Date of Death:
Gender: Female
Religion:
Reported Minority: None Reported
Other Names:
City of Residence (when first elected): Brooklyn Center
Occupation (when first elected): Director of Health Services, Mental Health Resources Inc., St. Paul/Registered Nurse

EDUCATION

Anoka-Ramsey Community College; R.N.;

OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE

FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS

Spouse: Timothy "Tim" J. Willson (he was Mayor of Brooklyn Center, Minnesota)
Children: Two children: Jared (son), Ariel (daughter)
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:

GENERAL NOTES

She moved to Brooklyn Center, Minnesota around 1990.

Total Days Served: 2703

SESSIONS SERVED

91st Legislative Session (2019-2020) (second half of Senate term)

  Session Details
Body: Senate
District: 40
Elected: 11/8/2016
Residence: Brooklyn Center
Term of Office: 1/3/2017 to 1/5/2021
Counties Represented: Hennepin
Occupation: Registered nurse
Party: Democratic-Farmer-Labor
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Committees:
  • Environment and Natural Resources Policy and Legacy Finance
  • Finance
  • Health and Human Services Finance and Policy

90th Legislative Session (2017-2018)

  Session Details
Body: Senate
District: 40
Elected: 11/8/2016
Residence: Brooklyn Center
Term of Office: 1/3/2017 to 1/5/2021
Counties Represented: Hennepin
Occupation: Registered Nurse
Party: Democratic-Farmer-Labor
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Committees:
  • Environment and Natural Resources Policy and Legacy Finance
  • Finance
  • Health and Human Services Finance and Policy

89th Legislative Session (2015-2016) (second half of Senate term)

  Session Details
Body: Senate
District: 40
Elected: 11/6/2012
Residence: Brooklyn Center
Term of Office: 1/8/2013 to 1/2/2017
Counties Represented: Hennepin
Occupation: Registered Nurse
Party: Democratic-Farmer-Labor
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Committees:
  • Finance: Environment and Energy Budget Division
  • Finance: Subcommittee on Equity
  • Health, Human Services and Housing
  • State and Local Government
  • Taxes
  • Taxes: Tax Reform Division
Leadership Position: Majority Whip

88th Legislative Session (2013-2014)

  Session Details
Body: Senate
District: 40
Elected: 11/6/2012
Residence: Brooklyn Center
Term of Office: 1/8/2013 to 1/2/2017
Counties Represented: Hennepin
Occupation: Registered Nurse
Party: Democratic-Farmer-Labor
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Committees:
  • Environment and Energy
  • Health, Human Services and Housing
  • State and Local Government
  • Taxes
  • Taxes: Tax Reform Division
Leadership Position: Majority Whip

87th Legislative Session (2011-2012)

  Session Details
Body: Senate
District: 46
Elected: 10/18/2011
Residence: Brooklyn Center
Term of Office: 10/28/2011 to 1/7/2013 (Special Election)
Counties Represented: Hennepin
Occupation: Director of Health Services, Mental Health Resources Inc., St. Paul/Registered Nurse
Party: Democratic-Farmer-Labor
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Committees:
  • Commerce and Consumer Protection
  • Higher Education
  • Local Government and Elections
Session Notes: She won the Senate special election held due to the death of Linda Scheid.
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