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Goodwin, Barbara J. "Barb"

House 2001-2002 (District 52A); House 2003-2006 (District 50A); Senate 2011-2012 (District 50); Senate 2013-2016 (District 41)

Party when first elected:  Democratic-Farmer-Labor

Counties Served:  Anoka, Hennepin, Ramsey

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Date of Birth: 1/25/1949
Birth Place: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Birth County: Hennepin
Birth Country: United States
Date of Death:
Gender: Female
Religion:
Reported Minority: None Reported
Other Names: Barb
City of Residence (when first elected): Columbia Heights
Occupation (when first elected): Principal Planner Specializing in Children's Mental Health and Communications

EDUCATION

Edison High School; Secondary;
North Hennepin Community College; A.A.; Liberal Arts
Hamline University; B.A.; Political Science and Sociology, Summa Cum Laude

OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE

State Legislative Staff: Minnesota House of Representatives (House Democratic-Farmer-Labor Caucus; Research Analyst, Labor and Business Issues); 1985 to 1987
State Legislative Staff: Minnesota House of Representatives (House Democratic-Farmer-Labor Caucus, Manager and Director of Central Staff); 1988 to 1994
School Board/Administration: Columbia Heights, Minnesota (School Board Member); 12/2009 to 2010

FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS

Spouse: David (married around 1970)
Children: Two children: Anthony and Heather
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:

GENERAL NOTES

Special Legislative Concerns: jobs, budget, consumers, health care.

She grew up in northeast Minneapolis and Brooklyn Center, Minnesota. She moved to Columbia Heights, Minnesota around 1979.

Total Days Served: 4382

SESSIONS SERVED

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

  Session Details
Body: Senate
District: 41
Elected: 11/6/2012
Residence: Columbia Heights
Term of Office: 1/8/2013 to 1/2/2017
Counties Represented: Anoka, Hennepin, Ramsey
Occupation: Legislator
Party: Democratic-Farmer-Labor
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Committees:
  • Commerce
  • Finance
  • Finance: Judiciary Policy and Budget Division

88th Legislative Session (2013-2014)

  Session Details
Body: Senate
District: 41
Elected: 11/6/2012
Residence: Columbia Heights
Term of Office: 1/8/2013 to 1/2/2017
Counties Represented: Anoka, Hennepin, Ramsey
Occupation: Legislator
Party: Democratic-Farmer-Labor
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Committees:
  • Commerce
  • Finance
  • Finance: Judiciary Division
  • Judiciary
  • State and Local Government

87th Legislative Session (2011-2012)

  Session Details
Body: Senate
District: 50
Elected: 11/2/2010
Residence: Columbia Heights
Term of Office: 1/4/2011 to 1/7/2013
Counties Represented: Anoka, Ramsey
Occupation: Legislator/Adjunct Professor; Hamline University Graduate School, Legislative Practice and Government
Party: Democratic-Farmer-Labor
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Committees:
  • Finance
  • Judiciary and Public Safety
  • State Government Innovation and Veterans

84th Legislative Session (2005-2006)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 50A
Elected: 11/2/2004
Residence: Columbia Heights
Term of Office: 1/4/2005 to 1/2/2007
Counties Represented: Anoka, Ramsey
Occupation: Legislator
Party: Democratic-Farmer-Labor
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Special Session Bills Authored:     2005 1st Sp.S. - Author
Committees:
  • Commerce and Financial Institutions Minutes
  • Commerce and Financial Institutions: Technology, Bioscience and Medical Products Division Minutes
  • Health Policy and Finance Minutes
  • Health Policy and Finance: Health Care Cost Containment Division Minutes

83rd Legislative Session (2003-2004)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 50A
Elected: 11/5/2002
Residence: Columbia Heights
Term of Office: 1/7/2003 to 1/3/2005
Counties Represented: Anoka, Ramsey
Occupation: Principal Planner Specializing in Children's Mental Health and Communications
Party: Democratic-Farmer-Labor
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Special Session Bills Authored:     2003 1st Sp.S. - Author
Committees:
  • Commerce, Jobs, and Economic Development Minutes
  • Commerce, Jobs, and Economic Development: Economic Development and Tourism Division Minutes
  • Education Finance Minutes

82nd Legislative Session (2001-2002)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 52A
Elected: 11/7/2000
Residence: Columbia Heights
Term of Office: 1/3/2001 to 1/6/2003
Counties Represented: Anoka, Ramsey
Occupation: Principal Planner Specializing in Children's Mental Health and Communications
Party: Democratic-Farmer-Labor
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Committees:
  • Education Policy
  • K-12 Education Finance