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Clark, Tarryl L.

Senate 2006-2010 (District 15)

Party when first elected:  Democratic-Farmer-Labor

Counties Served:  Benton, Sherburne, Stearns

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Date of Birth: 7/31/1961
Birth Place: Norfolk, Virginia
Birth County:
Birth Country: United States
Date of Death:
Gender: Female
Religion: Episcopalian
Reported Minority: None Reported
Other Names:
City of Residence (when first elected): Saint Cloud
Occupation (when first elected): Executive Director, Minnesota Community Action Association

EDUCATION

Phoenix High School, Arizona; Secondary;
Drake University; B.A.;
Arizona State University; M.Ed.;
William Mitchell College of Law; J.D.; 1992

OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE

County Board/Commissioner: Stearns County, Minnesota (County Commissioner); 2019 to ? [Elected]

FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS

Spouse: Doug
Children: Two children: Colin and Nathan "Nate" (sons)
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:

GENERAL NOTES

Special Legislative Concerns: education, health care, jobs and economic development, strengthening communities.

She was born on the Norfolk, Virginia Naval base. She moved to St. Cloud, Minnesota in 1988.

She ran unsuccessfully for the Minnesota Senate in the 2000 and 2002 elections.

She ran unsuccessfully as the endorsed Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party candidate for the 6th Congressional District seat in the United States House of Representatives in the 2010 election.

She unsuccessfully sought the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party endorsement to run for the 8th Congressional District seat in the United States House of Representatives in the 2012 election. She lost the endorsement to Rick Nolan, ran in the primary without endorsement, and lost the primary election.

Religion provided by her campaign Web site.

Total Days Served: 1824

SESSIONS SERVED

86th Legislative Session (2009-2010) (second half of Senate term)

  Session Details
Body: Senate
District: 15
Elected: 11/7/2006
Residence: Saint Cloud
Term of Office: 1/3/2007 to 1/3/2011
Counties Represented: Benton, Sherburne, Stearns
Occupation: Attorney/Consultant
Party: Democratic-Farmer-Labor
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Committees:
  • Education
  • Finance: E-12 Education Budget and Policy Division
  • Finance: Higher Education Budget and Policy Division
  • Higher Education
  • Rules and Administration
  • Rules and Administration: Conference Committees
  • Rules and Administration: Permanent and Joint Rules
Leadership Position: Assistant Majority Leader

85th Legislative Session (2007-2008)

  Session Details
Body: Senate
District: 15
Elected: 11/7/2006
Residence: Saint Cloud
Term of Office: 1/3/2007 to 1/3/2011
Counties Represented: Benton, Sherburne, Stearns
Occupation: Nonprofit Executive/Attorney/Consultant
Party: Democratic-Farmer-Labor
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Committees:
  • Finance: E-12 Education Budget Division
  • Finance: Higher Education Budget and Policy Division
  • Higher Education
  • Rules and Administration
  • Rules and Administration: Conference Committees
  • Rules and Administration: Permanent and Joint Rules
Leadership Position: Assistant Majority Leader

84th Legislative Session (2005-2006) (second half of Senate term)

  Session Details
Body: Senate
District: 15
Elected: 12/27/2005
Residence: Saint Cloud
Term of Office: 1/6/2006 to 1/2/2007 (Special Election)
Counties Represented: Benton, Sherburne, Stearns
Occupation: Executive Director, Minnesota Community Action Association
Party: Democratic-Farmer-Labor
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Committees:
  • Education
  • Finance
  • Finance: Higher Education Budget Division
  • Jobs, Energy and Community Development
Session Notes: She won the Senate special election held due to the resignation of Dave Kleis. She was sworn in on January 6, 2006.
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