House 2007-2012 (District 50A); House 2013-2016 (District 41B); Senate 2017-2020 (District 41)
Party when first elected: Democratic-Farmer-Labor
Anoka, Hennepin, Ramsey
Hibbing Community College; Junior College/Community College; University of Minnesota, Duluth; B.S.; Education, PsychologySt. Mary's University; M.A.; PsychologySaybrook Graduate School, California; Doctoral Work; Health Psychology
Five children: Jennifer, Teresa, Sarah, and Anniki (daughters); Jesse (son)
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:
Special legislative concerns: health care, education, environment, elections.She was raised in Hibbing, Minnesota.She announced she would not seek reelection on January 10, 2020.Religion (Episcopalian) provided by her 2006 campaign website. Religion (Unitarian Universalist) provided by her 2016 campaign website.