Senate 2003-2012 (District 24); Senate 2013-2022 (District 23)
Party when first elected: Republican
Blue Earth, Faribault, Jackson, Le Sueur, Martin, Waseca, Watonwan
Denver, Colorado High School; Secondary; Fort Lewis State College, Durango Colorado; Attended College; 2 YearsColorado State University, Fort Collins; B.S.; Agronomy
Tom (divorced in 2010)
Three children: Wade, Karin, and Reid
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:
Special Legislative Concerns: economic development, agriculture/renewable energy, workforce training, education, health care, transportation, jobs, taxes, drug treatment/education, child protection, mental health, child care.She announced she would not seek reelection in 2022.