House 1993-94 (District 52B); House 1997-98 (District 52B); House 2001-2002 (District 52B)
Party when first elected: Democratic-Farmer-Labor
Date of Birth:
Blue Earth, Minnesota
Date of Death:
Reported Minority: None Reported
Former Name: Sparks
City of Residence (when first elected):
Occupation (when first elected):
Educational Equity Specialist/Former Teacher, All Levels
Gustavus Adolphus College; B.A.; Arts Education
University of Minnesota, Humphrey Institute; Attended Graduate School; Public Affairs
University of Minnesota; Doctoral Work; Education Administration/Higher Education Ph.D. Program
OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE
St. Anthony-New Brighton, Minnesota (School Board Member and Chair, 2 terms);
1988 to 1992
Two children: Jim (he had a hearing disability), and Andrew (sons)
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:
She grew up in Blue Earth, Minnesota. She moved to New Brighton, Minnesota around 1964.
She ran unsuccessfully for the Minnesota House of Representatives in the 1990, 1994, and 1998 elections.
Her funeral was held on April 13, 2018 at the New Brighton United Church of Christ. She was buried in Buffalo Center, Iowa.