Senate 2007-2010 (District 56)
Party when first elected: Democratic-Farmer-Labor
St. Charles High School, Illinois; Secondary; University of Iowa; B.S.; 1970s
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:
Special Legislative Concerns: education, property tax reform, health care, economic competitiveness, transportation, water quality.She moved to Minnesota in 1979.She grew up in the west suburbs of Chicago, Illinois.She started out as a member of the Republican Party as a young adult. She switched to the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party well before she ran for the Minnesota Legislature.Religion provided by the 2006 WCCO TV Voters' Guide.