House 2007-2012 (District 64A); House 2013-2018 (District 64A)
Party when first elected: Democratic-Farmer-Labor
Janesville High School, Wisconsin; Secondary; University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh; B.S.; Nursing, 1984College of St. Catherine; M.A.; Organizational Leadership-Health Care, 2005University of Minnesota, Humphrey Institute; Fellowship; Policy Fellow, 2005-2006
Two children: Bridget and Anna (daughters, twins)
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:
She moved to Minnesota in 1988.Religion provided by the 2006 WCCO TV Voters' Guide.In 2018, she ran for governor. She won the DFL endorsement but lost the primary.She announced her campaign to run in Senate District 64 in 2020 on October 2, 2019.