Senate 2011-2012 (District 51)
Party when first elected: Republican
Irondale High School; Secondary; Graduate, 1982Bethel College; B.A.; 1986
Divorced (2000); Brian (when first elected)
Two children: Kevin and Justin (sons)
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:
Special Legislative Concerns: education, transportation, taxes.She moved to Spring Lake Park, Minnesota around 1992.She ran unsuccessfully for the Minnesota Senate in the 2006 election.She ran unsuccessfully for the Minnesota House of Representatives in the 2004 election. She coached middle school, high school, and college level fastpitch, basketball, and soccer.She was a member of New Brighton Christian Church.Religion provided by her 2010 campaign website.