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I consider myself a public servant more than a politician.

I have been fortunate to serve our citizens and make positive improvements in our community in a number of capacities. I have been a candidate on the ballot for office six times. I have won three times and lost two times while running for both School Board and City Council in South St. Paul. In 2016 I ran unsuccessfully for MN State Senate SD52 in the DFL primary as an unendorsed candidate. I feel called to serve as a peace officer and an elected public servant. My experience in getting things done locally is due to being more pragmatic than political.

I have learned what it takes to run a good campaign and reach out to voters. More importantly, for almost 12 years as a locally elected official, I have learned how to work with others and govern responsibly while making positive changes in our community. I have also learned how to agree to disagree without personalizing the disagreement.


Current South St. Paul City Council Member

  • Past Parks and Recreation Committee Liaison Member
  • Northern Dakota County Cable 4 Commissioner
  • Past NDC4 Executive Committee Member
  • Elected twice to the South St. Paul City Council
  • Economic Development Authority Commissioner

Past South St. Paul School Board Member

  • Association of Metropolitan School District Member
  • Legislative Committee Member
  • MN School Boards Association Member
  • Delegate Assembly Member

Past Part Time St. Paul Public School Substitute Teacher

Variance program (Any 4 yr degree)

Union Member

  • Past UFCW member at Rainbow Foods
  • Past Teamster Member Current Law Enforcement Labor Service Member

Deputy Sheriff for over 20 years full time in April 2018

  • Part time uniformed security at a level one hospital for 13 years in May 2018
  • Member of the MN Police and Peace Officer Association


Active member at St. John Vianney Catholic Church
Husband of 22 years this September
Proud and active parent of 3 children