Senate 2013-2022 (District 49)
Party when first elected: Democratic-Farmer-Labor
Benitos Cerezo High School, Aguadilla, Puerto Rico; Secondary; Interamerican University of Puerto Rico; B.A.; University of Minnesota, Humphrey Institute; M.P.P.; Hamline University School of Law; J.D.; 2006
Two children: Philip Sebastian and Arthur Roger (sons)
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:
She grew up in Puerto Rico.In an interview with an Edina Magazine article "Edina Women with Vision" in June 2013, she says "I'm the first Democrat and first woman to win this state Senate seat. I'm also Hispanic."She is the first Latina and person of color to lead a legislative caucus in Minnesota. (Minnesota Reformer, October 11, 2021)She announced she would not seek reelection in 2022.Religion provided by Politics in Minnesota, The Directory, 2013-2014.