Senate 1991-92 (District 62); Senate 1993-2006 (District 63)
Party when first elected: Democratic-Farmer-Labor
Date of Birth:
Charlotte, North Carolina
Date of Death:
Reported Minority: None Reported
City of Residence (when first elected):
Occupation (when first elected):
Criminal Prosecutor, Assistant Hennepin County Attorney/Former Teacher, Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan Schools, 1972-76; Baumholder Department of Defense School, 1970-72; Durham Public Schools, 1969-70
East Carolina University; B.S.; 1969
Hamline University School of Law; J.D.; 1979
OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE
Hennepin County, Minnesota (Assistant County Attorney; Child Support Division, Juvenile Prosecution Division, and Adult Prosecution Division; Prosecutor);
1982 to 2008
Minnesota 4th Judicial District (Law Clerk to Judge William Posten);
1982 to 1982
Minnesota 4th Judicial District Court (District Judge);
01/2009 to 20??
One child: Elizabeth "Betsy" (daughter)
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:
Special Legislative Concerns: education, crime prevention and child welfare, transit, transportation, environment, criminal justice.
She was raised on a farm and had a twin sister.
She was a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church.
Religion provided by the Natural Resources Defense Council's State Directories 2005 and the Minnesota Lawyer Judicial Elections 2008 Web Guide.