Senate 2013-2022 (District 53)
Party when first elected: Democratic-Farmer-Labor
Newman High School; Secondary; University of Texas, Austin; B.S.; Communications
One child: Andrew (son)
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:
Special Legislative Concerns: economic development and jobs, education, transportation, and healthcare.She was the first woman to lead the Senate DFL caucus.She announced she will be stepping down from her leadership role (effective September 13) and would not seek reelection in 2022.Religion provided by Politics in Minnesota, The Directory, 2013-2014.