House 2011-2012 (District 40A); House 2013-2014 (District 56A)
Party when first elected: Republican
Date of Birth:
Date of Death:
Reported Minority: None Reported
City of Residence (when first elected):
Occupation (when first elected):
CPA, Inactive License; Teacher, Retired
Burnsville High School; Secondary; Graduate
University of St. Thomas; B.A.; Business Administration, With Honors
OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE
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 ran unsuccessfully for Senate district 55 in the 2022 election.
She was a member of Bethesda Church, Prior Lake, Minnesota. Religion provided by her 2010 campaign website.