Three children: Kristin, Justin, and Kathrin
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:
She moved to Burnsville, Minnesota around 1973.
She spent five of the first six years of her life living in Latin America. (House floor session, May 6, 2013)
She unsuccessfully sought the Republican Party endorsement to run for Minnesota Lieutenant Governor as Marty Seifert's running mate in the 2014 election. They lost the endorsement to Jeff Johnson and Bill Kuisle, ran in the primary without endorsement, and lost the primary election.
She announced her candidacy for the United States House of Representatives for Minnesota's 2nd Congressional District in 2015.
In 2018, she ran for state auditor but she lost in the general election.
She was an unsuccessful candidate for the House district 56A seat in the 2020 election.
She announced her intention to run for Senate district 55 in the 2022 election on March 3, 2022.
She was a member of Bethesda Church, Prior Lake, Minnesota. Religion provided by her 2010 campaign website.