House 1987-92 (District 51A); House 1993-2000 (District 48B); Senate 2013-2016 (District 37)
Party when first elected: Democratic-Farmer-Labor
Metropolitan State University; Attended College; Minneapolis Community College; A.A.; Concordia University; B.A.; Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government; M.A.; 1996
Bruce (when first elected); Divorced; Richard Jefferson (remarried in 1999, while she was in office)
Four children: (daughters)
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:
Richard H. Jefferson
She ran unsuccessfully for the Democratic-Farmer-Labor party endorsement for the United States House of Representatives in Minnesota's 6th Congressional District in the 1992 election. She lost to Gerry Sikorski.Special Legislative Concerns: education, taxes, transportation, labor.