Senate 2011-2012 (District 49); Senate 2013-2022 (District 31)
Party when first elected: Republican
Anoka, Isanti, Sherburne
Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunberg High School; Secondary; St. Catherine's University, St. Paul; B.A.; ChemistrySt. Thomas University; M.B.A.;
Three children: Calvin, Grant (sons) and Claire Ann (daughter, born in March 2011, while she was in office)
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:
She was raised on a farm in Murdock, Minnesota.She declared her candidacy for Minnesota Lieutenant Governor, with Representative Dave Thompson as her running mate, in 2013. They later withdrew.She was a candidate to run for Governor of Minnesota in 2022, but withdrew.She was a member of Epiphany Catholic Church. Religion provided by her 2010 campaign website.