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Kiffmeyer, Mary

House 2009-2012 (District 16B); Senate 2013-Present (District 30)

Party when first elected:  Republican

Counties Served:  Hennepin, Sherburne, Wright

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Date of Birth: 12/29/1946
Birth Place: ,
Birth County:
Birth Country:
Date of Death:
Gender: Female
Religion: Christian
Reported Minority: None Reported
Other Names:
City of Residence (when first elected): Big Lake
Occupation (when first elected): Business/Consultant/Health Care/Former Nurse

EDUCATION

Pierz High School; Secondary;
St. Gabriel's School of Nursing; R.N.; Registered Nurse

OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE

School Board/Administration: Big Lake Schools, Minnesota (Big Lake Community Education Advisory Council, Member and Chair); [Dates Unknown]
State Secretary of State: Minnesota; 01/04/1999 to 01/01/2007 [Elected]

FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS

Spouse: Ralph R. Kiffmeyer (married in 1968)
Children: Four children: Christina, Patrick, James, and John
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:
Ralph R. Kiffmeyer  - Husband

GENERAL NOTES

Special Legislative Concerns: equity in education funding, elections, transportation, health care, budget.

She announced she would not seek reelection in 2022.

She was the oldest of 14 children. She grew up in Pierz, Minnesota.

Her paternal grandfather served as a legislator in North Dakota. His son Paul M. Sand was the Attorney General and State Supreme Court Justice in North Dakota.

Religion provided by her campaign website.

Total Days Served: 4926

SESSIONS SERVED

92nd Legislative Session (2021-2022)

  Session Details
Body: Senate
District: 30
Elected: 11/3/2020
Residence: Big Lake
Term of Office: 1/5/2021 to 1/2/2023
Counties Represented: Hennepin, Sherburne, Wright
Occupation: Consultant, RN
Party: Republican
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Special Session Bills Authored:  2021 1st Sp.S. - Chief Author    2021 1st Sp.S. - Author
Committees:
  • Finance
  • Judiciary and Public Safety Finance and Policy
  • Redistricting
  • Rules and Administration: Subcommittee on Ethical Conduct
  • State Government Finance and Policy and Elections (Chair)
  • Transportation Finance and Policy

91st Legislative Session (2019-2020) (second half of Senate term)

  Session Details
Body: Senate
District: 30
Elected: 11/8/2016
Residence: Big Lake
Term of Office: 1/3/2017 to 1/4/2021
Counties Represented: Hennepin, Sherburne, Wright
Occupation: RN; Consultant, Kiffmeyer Consulting
Party: Republican
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Committees:
  • Health and Human Services Finance and Policy
  • Human Services Reform Finance and Policy
  • State Government Finance and Policy and Elections (Chair)
  • Transportation Finance and Policy
Leadership Position: President Pro Tempore

90th Legislative Session (2017-2018)

  Session Details
Body: Senate
District: 30
Elected: 11/8/2016
Residence: Big Lake
Term of Office: 1/3/2017 to 1/4/2021
Counties Represented: Hennepin, Sherburne, Wright
Occupation: RN; Consultant, Kiffmeyer Consulting
Party: Republican
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Special Session Bills Authored:  2017 1st Sp.S. - Chief Author    2017 1st Sp.S. - Author
Committees:
  • Health and Human Services Finance and Policy
  • Human Services Reform Finance and Policy
  • State Government Finance and Policy and Elections (Chair)
  • Transportation Finance and Policy

89th Legislative Session (2015-2016) (second half of Senate term)

  Session Details
Body: Senate
District: 30
Elected: 11/6/2012
Residence: Big Lake
Term of Office: 1/8/2013 to 1/2/2017
Counties Represented: Hennepin, Sherburne, Wright
Occupation: RN; Consultant, Kiffmeyer Consulting
Party: Republican
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Committees:
  • Capital Investment
  • Finance: E-12 Policy and Budget Division
  • Finance: Transportation and Public Safety Policy and Budget Division
  • Rules and Administration: Subcommittee on Elections

88th Legislative Session (2013-2014)

  Session Details
Body: Senate
District: 30
Elected: 11/6/2012
Residence: Big Lake
Term of Office: 1/8/2013 to 1/2/2017
Counties Represented: Hennepin, Sherburne, Wright
Occupation: Registered Nurse; Consultant, Kiffmeyer Consulting
Party: Republican
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Special Session Bills Authored:     2013 1st Sp.S. - Author
Committees:
  • Capital Investment
  • Finance: Health and Human Services Division
  • Finance: Transportation and Public Safety Division
  • Rules and Administration: Elections
  • Transportation and Public Safety

87th Legislative Session (2011-2012)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 16B
Elected: 11/2/2010
Residence: Big Lake
Term of Office: 1/4/2011 to 1/7/2013
Counties Represented: Sherburne
Occupation: Business/Consultant/Health Care
Party: Republican
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Special Session Bills Authored:     2011 1st Sp.S. - Author
Committees:

86th Legislative Session (2009-2010)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 16B
Elected: 11/4/2008
Residence: Big Lake
Term of Office: 1/6/2009 to 1/3/2011
Counties Represented: Sherburne
Occupation: Business/Consultant/Health Care/Former Nurse
Party: Republican
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Committees:
  • Commerce and Labor: Telecommunications Regulation and Infrastructure Division Minutes
  • Finance Minutes
  • Finance: Health Care and Human Services Finance Division Minutes
  • Finance: State Government Finance Division Minutes
  • State and Local Government Operations Reform, Technology and Elections Minutes

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