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Saint Paul, MN
DEd, University of Minnesota, 1990
BS, Education in Home Economics, University of Minnesota, 1959
President Pro Tempore, Minnesota State Senate, 2011-present
Senator, Minnesota State Senate, 1992-present
Assistant Minority Leader, Minnesota State Senate, 1993-2004
Candidate, Minnesota Lieutenant Governor, 1998
Primary Candidate, United States Senate, 1994
Mayor, City of Minnetrista, 1981-1982
Council Member, Council of Minnetrista, 1979-1980
Former Member, City of Minnetrista Parks and Recreation Committee
Former Member, City of Minnetrista Planning and Zoning Commission
Former Member, City of Minnetrista Police Commission
Member, Governor's Residence Council
Member, Information Technology Ad Hoc Committee
Member, Minnesota Statehood Sesquicentennial Commission, 2006-2008
Former Employee, Minnesota Department of Education
Teacher, Annandale High School and Osseo High School, 1959-1966
Religious, Civic, and other Memberships
Former Board of Directors, Center of the American Experiment
Member, Hammer Residences Board of Directors
Former Board of Trustees, Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Former Board of Trustees, Ridgeview Foundation
Former Board of Directors, Senior Community Services
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