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Knuth, Katherine "Kate"

House 2007-2012 (District 50B)

Party when first elected:  Democratic-Farmer-Labor

Counties Served:  Anoka, Ramsey

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Date of Birth: 5/15/1981
Birth Place: New Brighton, Minnesota
Birth County: Ramsey
Birth Country: United States
Date of Death:
Gender: Female
Religion: Covenant
Reported Minority: None Reported
Other Names: Kate
City of Residence (when first elected): New Brighton
Occupation (when first elected): Environmental Educator; Hamline University, Center for Global Environmental Education

EDUCATION

Mounds View Public Schools; Elementary School;
Irondale High School; Secondary;
University of Oslo; Attended College; Fulbright Scholar, Oil Industry Research
University of Chicago; B.A.; Biology and Philosophy
University of Minnesota; Attended Graduate School; Conservation Biology Doctorate
Oxford University, England; M.Sc.; Biodiversity Conservation and Management
University of Minnesota; Ph.D.; Conservation Sciences, 2019

OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE

Municipal Board/Commission: New Brighton, Minnesota (City Parks, Recreation and Environment Commission); 200? to 200?
U.S. Executive Branch: White House Working Group of State Legislators on Energy and Climate Control; 2009 to 20??
State Board/Commission/Council: Environmental Quality Board; 2013 to ? [Appointed]

FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS

Spouse: Single
Children:
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:
Daniel J. Knuth  - Father
Gordon Backlund  - Uncle

GENERAL NOTES

Religion provided by the 2006 WCCO TV Voters' Guide.

Total Days Served: 2197

SESSIONS SERVED

87th Legislative Session (2011-2012)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 50B
Elected: 11/2/2010
Residence: New Brighton
Term of Office: 1/4/2011 to 1/7/2013
Counties Represented: Anoka, Ramsey
Occupation: Environmental Educator
Party: Democratic-Farmer-Labor
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Committees:
  • Environment, Energy and Natural Resources Policy and Finance Minutes
  • Environment, Energy and Natural Resources Policy and Finance: Energy Minutes [The Energy Subcommittee was created in 2012.]
  • Rules and Legislative Administration Minutes
  • Taxes Minutes

86th Legislative Session (2009-2010)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 50B
Elected: 11/4/2008
Residence: New Brighton
Term of Office: 1/6/2009 to 1/3/2011
Counties Represented: Anoka, Ramsey
Occupation: Environmental Educator
Party: Democratic-Farmer-Labor
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Committees:
  • Commerce and Labor Minutes
  • Finance Minutes
  • Finance: Energy Finance and Policy Division Minutes
  • Finance: Environment and Natural Resources Finance Division Minutes
Leadership Position: Assistant Majority Leader

85th Legislative Session (2007-2008)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 50B
Elected: 11/7/2006
Residence: New Brighton
Term of Office: 1/3/2007 to 1/5/2009
Counties Represented: Anoka, Ramsey
Occupation: Environmental Educator; Hamline University, Center for Global Environmental Education
Party: Democratic-Farmer-Labor
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Committees:
  • Commerce and Labor Minutes
  • Environment and Natural Resources: Game, Fish and Forestry Division Minutes
  • Finance: Energy Finance and Policy Division Minutes
  • Finance: Environment and Natural Resources Finance Division Minutes
Session Interviews
Session Interview (Video) 2010 House Interview

Session Interview (Video) 2008 House Interview

Session Interview (Video) 2007 House Interview


Articles & Books About
Geiger, Bob. "Renewable Energy Advocate." Session Weekly, St. Paul: Minnesota House of Representatives Information Office, March 9, 2012, p. 19.

Busse, Nick. "Focus on the Future: Knuth Looks to Help Shape the State's 'Next 50 to 100 Years'." Session Weekly, St. Paul: Minnesota House of Representatives Information Office, March 2, 2007, p. 16.



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