A lifelong commitment
I was born in Minnetonka, and I have lived in the West Metro for more than 40 years. I graduated from Hopkins High School, and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in natural resource management from the University of Minnesota. After college, I worked for the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources in northwestern Minnesota in a variety of capacities, and then for Hennepin County Environmental Services. I have been married to my husband Craig for 23 years, and we have two sons who are attending college at Macalester College and the University of Minnesota Twin-Cities.
I was elected to an at-large Minnetonka City Council seat in 2012, and served until 2018, when District 44B (Minnetonka, Plymouth and Woodland) sent me to represent them in the State Legislature. I also was an active member of a number of local boards and committees, including initiatives affiliated with both the Hopkins and Minnetonka school districts, local nonprofits, and environmental organizations. In addition, I have represented my community's interests on policy committees at the regional, state and national levels, including my appointment by Governor Mark Dayton to the governing body of the Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources.
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