Senate 1997-2012 (District 58)
Party when first elected: Democratic-Farmer-Labor
Titonka High School, Iowa; Secondary; Iowa Lakes Community College; A.A.; Mankato State College; B.S.; Teaching
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:
Special Legislative Concerns: housing, early childhood issues, health, communities of color, environment.She was born in the Algona, Iowa hospital.She was raised on a farm.