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Schwab, Grace Elizabeth

Senate 2001-2002 (District 27)

Party when first elected:  Republican

Counties Served:  Freeborn, Mower


Date of Birth: 8/3/1963
Birth Place: Tallahassee, Florida
Birth County:
Birth Country: United States
Date of Death:
Gender: Female
Reported Minority: None Reported
Other Names:
Former Name: Stabell
Alternate Spelling of Last Name: Keliher
City of Residence (when first elected): Albert Lea
Occupation (when first elected): Legislator


New Ulm High School; Secondary; 1981
Mankato State University; B.S.; 1986
Mankato State University; Attended Graduate School;


State Board/Commission/Council: Minnesota Chicano Latino Affairs Council (Board of Directors); [Dates Unknown] [Appointed]
School Board/Administration: Albert Lea, Minnesota (10 years); [Dates Unknown]


Spouse: Steven Ray Schwab (while in office, divorced in 2005); Thomas "Tom" Eugene Keliher (remarried in July 2008, after she left office)
Children: Three children (while in office), Four stepchildren (after she left office): Gracie, Katelyn, and Eric; Mike Keliher, Andy Keliher, Matt Keliher, and Katie Keliher (stepchildren)
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:


Special Legislative Concerns: education, agriculture, transportation.

She ran unsuccessfully as the Republican party endorsed candidate for the Minnesota Senate in the 2002 election. Her opponent, Dan Sparks, defeated her by so few votes that an automatic recount occurred. The recount confirmed that Dan Sparks had won by 5 - 7 votes.

Total Days Served: 734


82nd Legislative Session (2001-2002)

  Session Details
Body: Senate
District: 27
Elected: 11/7/2000
Residence: Albert Lea
Term of Office: 1/3/2001 to 1/6/2003
Counties Represented: Freeborn, Mower
Occupation: Legislator
Party: Republican
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
  • Crime Prevention
  • Education
  • Education: Early Childhood-Grade 12 Education Budget Division
  • Education: Workforce Education
  • Taxes
  • Taxes: Income and Sales Tax Budget Division
  • Transportation
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