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Madore, Shelley J.

House 2007-2008 (District 37A)

Party when first elected:  Democratic-Farmer-Labor

Counties Served:  Dakota


Date of Birth: 6/5/1962
Birth Place: Hartford, Connecticut
Birth County:
Birth Country: United States
Date of Death:
Gender: Female
Religion: Non-denominational
Reported Minority: None Reported
Other Names:
City of Residence (when first elected): Apple Valley
Occupation (when first elected): Community Activist


East Hampton High School, Connecticut; Secondary;
Middlesex Community College; A.A.; Business Administration



Spouse: Paul (when first elected); separated (first reported in 2008)
Children: Two children: Erica (daughter, has spina bifida); Jason (son, has autism/Asperger's Syndrome)
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:


She ran as the endorsed Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party candidate for the 2nd Congressional District seat in the United States House of Representatives in the 2010 election. She ran and won as an unendorsed candidate in the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party primary election.

She ran unsuccessfully for the Minnesota House of Representatives in 2004.

Religion provided by the 2006 WCCO TV Voters' Guide.

Total Days Served: 734


85th Legislative Session (2007-2008)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 37A
Elected: 11/7/2006
Residence: Apple Valley
Term of Office: 1/3/2007 to 1/5/2009
Counties Represented: Dakota
Occupation: Community Activist
Party: Democratic-Farmer-Labor
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
  • Finance: Housing Policy and Finance and Public Health Finance Division Minutes
  • Finance: Minnesota Heritage Finance Division Minutes
  • Finance: Transportation Finance Division Minutes
  • Finance: Transportation Finance Division: Transportation and Transit Policy Minutes
  • Health and Human Services: Mental Health Division Minutes
Ran in next election? Yes. Defeated in general election
Session Interviews
Session Interview (Video) 2007 House Interview

Articles & Books About
Cook, Mike. "Activism in a New Place: In St. Paul, Madore to Fight for Familiar Issues." Session Weekly, St. Paul: Minnesota House of Representatives Information Office, January 26, 2007, p. 16.

District Files

District File - 2007 District 37A
District File - 2008 District 37A
These files are available in the Legislative Reference Library.

The Minnesota Legislative Reference Library has collected newspaper articles on legislators since 1973. They are available in the Library.