House 1985-90 (District 65B); Senate 1991-2012 (District 65); Senate 2013-Present (District 65)
Party when first elected: Democratic-Farmer-Labor
Robbinsdale High School; Secondary; University of Minnesota; Metropolitan State University; B.A.; Public Policy, 1986Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government; M.P.A.; Bush Fellowship
Three children: Merissa, Nicolea, and Cassarah (daughters)
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:
Special Legislative Concerns: community development, education, taxes and tax policy, transportation, transit, metropolitan issues, women's issues, children's issues, immigrant issues, labor, health care, consumer protection. She ran as the Democratic-Farmer-Labor endorsed candidate for Mayor of St. Paul in 1997; she lost to Norm Coleman.Religion according to Jewish Community Relations Council and Politics in Minnesota the Directory, 2005-2006.
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