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  • 3 terms on the Board of Estimate and Taxation, including President of the Board
  • 30+ years in public finance, including seven years at the Minneapolis Budget Office
  • Doctorate in Public Administration and Masters in Public Affairs, with a minor in Finance.
  • Teaches public finance, public policy, public administration and politics at the Masters and Doctoral level at local universities. 
  • Past Member DFL Executive Committee, DFL Feminist Caucus Board
  • 10 Year Member: AFSCME 668;  4 Year Member: MAPE
  • Second out lesbian elected in Minnesota