Legislative: EPA -Region 5 Leadership Award (radon legislation) MN Environmental Health Assn. Merit Award (radon/smoke free legislation) MN Dept. of Health Certificate of Recognition (radon legislation) MN Medical Assn & Zumbro Valley Medical Society Certificate of Honor (smoke free legislation) Olmsted Cty "Live for Others" Health Community Award Certificate of Recognition League of MN Cities Legislator of Distinction 2007 MN Farmers Union Farm and Rural Legislative Award 2007-2008 MN School Board Assn Certificate of Appreciation 2008
Community Awards: Steps to a Healthier MN Recognition 2008 Rochester School Board Service Award as Chair 2006 Interfaith Hospitality Network Award 2004 KROC Radio Super Citizen 2004 MN School Boards Association Directors Award 2004 MN PTA Life Achievement Award 2001 KTTC TV/Volunteer Connection - 10 Who Make a Difference Award 1998 Junior Achievement Consultant of the Year Award 1998 National Cable TV/National PTA Outstanding Leadership Award 1998 JC Penney Company Golden Rule Award Finalist 1996 CO PTA Life Membership Award 1988.
Sound of Music, Harry Potter, Crash
You must be the change you want to see in the world. -Mahatma Gandhi
"If we mean to have heroes, statesmen and philosophers, we should have learned women." -Abigail Adams
We have too many high sounding words, and too few actions that correspond with them. -Abigail Adams
A little knowledge that acts is worth infinitely more than much knowledge that is idle. -Kahlil Gibran
Favorite Type of Music:
Jazz, Rock, R & B, Classical
Reason for Seeking Public Office:
To serve my constituents by representing their views and addressing issues of concern to them at the Capitol. I hope to increase confidence in the legislature and state government by working across party lines to get work done, which is something my constituents tell me they want.