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Erickson Ropes, Sharon L.

Senate 2007-2010 (District 31)

Party when first elected:  Democratic-Farmer-Labor

Counties Served:  Fillmore, Houston, Winona

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Date of Birth: 1/23/1954
Birth Place: Two Harbors, Minnesota
Birth County: Lake
Birth Country: United States
Date of Death:
Gender: Female
Religion: Lutheran
Reported Minority: None Reported
Other Names:
Former Name: Erickson
City of Residence (when first elected): Winona
Occupation (when first elected): Registered Nurse

EDUCATION

Two Harbors High School; Secondary;
College of St. Teresa; B.S.; Nursing, 1976
College of St. Teresa; B.A.; French, 1976

OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE

State Board/Commission/Council: Minnesota Attorney General's Task Force on Consumer Rights and Health Care; [Dates Unknown]
School Board/Administration: Winona, Minnesota (School Board, Chair, 2000-2001); 19?? to 20?? [Elected]
Military: United States Navy Nurse Corps (Commissioned Officer, North Carolina and Virginia); 1977 to 1982

FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS

Spouse: Milton Ropes
Children: Three children: Lauren and Sharon (daughters), Nathaniel (son)
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:

GENERAL NOTES

Special Legislative Concerns: health care, education, environment.

She moved to Winona, Minnesota in the late 1980s.

She was a University of Minnesota Winona County Master Gardener.

Religion provided by Politics in Minnesota, the Directory, 2007-2008.

Total Days Served: 1462

SESSIONS SERVED

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

  Session Details
Body: Senate
District: 31
Elected: 11/7/2006
Residence: Winona
Term of Office: 1/3/2007 to 1/3/2011
Counties Represented: Fillmore, Houston, Winona
Occupation: Registered Nurse
Party: Democratic-Farmer-Labor
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Committees:
  • Agriculture and Veterans
  • Finance: Agriculture and Veterans Budget and Policy Division
  • Finance: Health and Human Services Budget Division
  • Finance: Higher Education Budget and Policy Division
  • Health, Housing and Family Security
  • Higher Education

85th Legislative Session (2007-2008)

  Session Details
Body: Senate
District: 31
Elected: 11/7/2006
Residence: Winona
Term of Office: 1/3/2007 to 1/3/2011
Counties Represented: Fillmore, Houston, Winona
Occupation: Registered Nurse
Party: Democratic-Farmer-Labor
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Special Session Bills Authored:  2007 1st Sp.S. - Chief Author    2007 1st Sp.S. - Author
Committees:
  • Agriculture and Veterans
  • Education
  • Finance: Agriculture and Veterans Budget and Policy Division
  • Finance: Health and Human Services Budget Division
  • Health, Housing and Family Security
Articles & Books By
Erickson Ropes, Sharon and Jim Heinlein. Primarily Prints: Celebrate 2000 with a Half-Century of Jim Heinlen. Sugar Loaf Press, 1999.



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