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Klinzing, Karen

House 2003-2006 (District 56B)

Party when first elected:  Republican

Counties Served:  Washington

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Date of Birth: 9/28/1970
Birth Place:
Birth County:
Birth Country:
Date of Death:
Gender: Female
Religion: Presbyterian
Reported Minority: None Reported
Other Names:
City of Residence (when first elected): Woodbury
Occupation (when first elected): Civics, Economics, World History, and American History Teacher, Bloomington High School

EDUCATION

University of Wisconsin, Madison; B.S.; Sociology, Political Science, and Secondary Education
Hamline University; M.A.; Education

OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE

State Agency: Minnesota Department of Education (Assistant Commissioner); 2007 to 20??
State Board/Commission/Council: Minnesota Commission on Judicial Selection; 01/2007 to 20?? [Appointed]

FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS

Spouse: William "Bill"
Children: Three children: Kathleen, Emma, and Marie (daughters)
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:

GENERAL NOTES

She moved to Woodbury, Minnesota in 1999.

She was a member of Trinity Presbyterian Church.

Religion provided by her campaign website.

Total Days Served: 1457

SESSIONS SERVED

84th Legislative Session (2005-2006)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 56B
Elected: 11/2/2004
Residence: Woodbury
Term of Office: 1/4/2005 to 1/2/2007
Counties Represented: Washington
Occupation: History Teacher, Bloomington High School
Party: Republican
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Committees:

83rd Legislative Session (2003-2004)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 56B
Elected: 11/5/2002
Residence: Woodbury
Term of Office: 1/7/2003 to 1/3/2005
Counties Represented: Washington
Occupation: Civics, Economics, World History, and American History Teacher, Bloomington High School
Party: Republican
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Special Session Bills Authored:     2003 1st Sp.S. - Author
Committees:
Leadership Position: Assistant Majority Leader
Session Interviews
Session Interview (Video) 2006 House Interview

Session Interview (Video) 2005 House Interview


Articles & Books About
Bryant, Miranda. "Classroom Experience: A Teacher by Trade, Klinzing Looks to Teach the Importance of Educational Reform as a New Member of the Hse." Session Weekly, St. Paul: Minnesota House of Representatives Information Office, January 31, 2003, p.16.



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