House 1977-82 (District 14B); House 1983-2002 (District 8A): House 2003-2012 (District 6B); House 2013-2022 (District 3B)
Party when first elected: Democratic-Farmer-Labor
Carlton, Lake, St. Louis
Hermantown High School; Secondary; College of St. Scholastica; B.A.; History and Economics, 1961University of Minnesota, Duluth; Attended Graduate School; Macalester College, St. Paul, Minnesota; Attended Graduate School; American University, Washington D.C.; Attended Graduate School; University of Wisconsin, Superior; Attended Graduate School; Indiana University; Attended Graduate School;
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:
She ran unsuccessfully for the Minnesota Senate in a 1985 special election.She is the longest serving female legislator and the second longest serving legislator. Rep. Lyndon Carlson is the longest-serving legislator.She ran in the House District 3B election in 2022, but was defeated by 33 votes.Religion provided by the Natural Resources Defense Council's State Directories 2005.