House 2003-2004 (District 30A); Senate 2011-2012 (District 30); Senate 2013-Present (District 26)
Party when first elected: Republican
Drake University, Iowa; B.E.; Special EducationUniversity of Minnesota; M.E.; Education, Teacher Leadership; Reading Specialist Certification
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:
Special Legislative Concerns: education, jobs, health care, commerce, higher education, taxes, economic growth.She moved to Rochester, Minnesota in 1983.She ran unsuccessfully for the Minnesota House of Representatives in the 2004 and 2006 elections.She ran for the 1st Congressional District in the 2018 election but lost the primary and continued her term in the Senate.She is a member of Autumn Ridge Church, a nondenominational Christian church, in Rochester, Minnesota.Religion provided by Carla J. Nelson.
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