House 2007-2012 (District 29B); House 2013-2016 (District 25B)
Party when first elected: Democratic-Farmer-Labor
Teaching certificate; Certified Teacher in Nebraska and ColoradoUniversity of Nebraska, Lincoln; B.S.; Human Development and Special Education, Specialized in Early Childhood EducationAttended Graduate School; Deaf Education, Behavioral Impairments, and CurriculumUniversity of Minnesota, Humphrey School of Public Affairs; Masters Degree; Leadership and Energy Policy/Research, 2018
Steven; Single (first listed in 2009); Randy Stone
Four children and a step-son: Christian and Andrew "Cody" (sons); Katherine and Kelsey (daughters)
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:
She was the first female mayor of Rochester, Minnesota. (Rochester Post Bulletin, November 7, 2018)She ran unsuccessfully for the Minnesota House of Representatives in the 2004 election.Religion provided by the 2006 WCCO TV Voters' Guide.