Senate 1996-2012 (District 14); Senate 2013-2018 (District 13)
Party when first elected: Republican
Benton, Morrison, Pope, Stearns
Woodbury High School; Secondary; College of St. Benedict; Attended College; St. Cloud State University; B.A.; Political Science and EconomicsWilliam Mitchell College of Law; J.D.; 2011
Two children: Bryce and Brianna
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:
She was the first female to serve as President of the Senate.Religion provided by Politics in Minnesota the Directory, 2005-2006.Lt. Governor Tina Smith resigned on January 2, 2018 effective 11:59 pm to become a United States senator, appointed by Governor Mark Dayton, upon the resignation of Senator Al Franken. As the last elected presiding officer of the Senate, Senator Fischbach ascended to the position of lieutenant governor on January 3, 2018. She resigned from the Minnesota Legislature on May 25, 2018 and took the oath of office for lieutenant governor on the same day. For more details, please see the Library's Presiding Officers of the Senate who became Lieutenant Governor page.In 2018, she was named as running mate, for lieutenant governor, by gubernatorial candidate Tim Pawlenty. However, the team lost the primary.