Kim Norton

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Democratic/Farmer/Labor Minnesota

State House (Minnesota 29B)

Family: Single; 4 Children: Chris, Andrew, Katerine, Kelsey

Born: 09/22/1957 Miami Beach, FL

Home: Rochester, Minnesota

Religion: Lutheran/Unitarian Universalist

Education: Attended, Winona State University, 1999, Grade Point Average of 4.0 BS, Human Development/Special Education, University of Nebraska - Lincoln, 1981, Grade Point Average of 3.5

Profession: Executive Director, Rochester Area Math/Science Partnership, 2008-2010 Substitute Teacher, ISD 535-Rochester Public Schools, 2007 District Manager, Upper Midwest Region, Junior Achievement, 2005-2007 Bookseller, Borders/Waldenbooks, 2001-2005 Volunteer Coordinator, Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 1996-2001 Interagency Family Connection, Independent School District 535, Olmsted City Health/Social Services, 1993-1996 Substitute Teacher, Aurora Public Schools, 1988-1989

Political: Legislator, Minnesota State House of Representatives, 2006-Present Chair/Organizer, Darn Fine Ladies-DFL Womens Group, 2005-Present Chair/Vice Chair/Clerk, Rochester School Board, 1998-Present School Board Member/Chair), Rochester School Board, 1999-2006 Candidate, Minnesota State House of Representatives, District 29B, 2004 Volunteer Lobbyist, MN and National PTA, 1997-2004 Campaign Manager, Jim Price for Rochester School Board, 1994

Congressional Membership: Executive Leadership , SHIP (Statewide Health Improvement Program) County Advisory, 2008-2010 Member , Rochester Area Chamber of Commerce-Governmental Affairs, 2006-2010 Member, Olmsted County Public Health Advisory Committee, 2004-Present Co-Chair, "Steps to a Healthier Minnesota" State Advisory Committe, 2006 - 2008 Member, Greater Rochester Area University Committee (GRAUC), 2005-2008 Member, Various Committees, Minnesota Department of Education, 1998-Present Member, ISD 535 Community Curriculum Advisory Committee, 2004-2006 Member, Olmsted County Public Health Advisory Committee, 2004 - 2006 Steering Committee, Action for Healthy Kids, 2002-2006 Adult Member, Youth Commission of Olmsted County, 2000-2001, 2003 Member, Diversity Committee, 1998-1999, 2003 Co-Chair/Member, Coordinated School Health, 1999-2003 Member, Suicide Prevention Task Force, 2002 Member, Dept. of Ed - Administrative Licensure Rulemaking Advisory; Complaint Review Team, 2000-2001

Organization Membership: Member, Women in Government, 2008-Present Member, Rotary Club - Greater Rochester, 2005-Present Member, Rochester Chamber of Commerce, 1998-Present Board of Directors, National PTA , 1998-2008 Member, League of Women Voters, 1996-Present Member, Gamma Phi Beta Sorority Alumnae, 1981-Present BILLD Fellow, CSG (Council of State Governments), 2009 Member, NAACP, 2006-2008 Member, Community Education Advisory Council, 2004-2006 Committee Chair, Diversity Council , 2004-2006 Member, Quarry Hill Nature Center Board of Directors, 2002-2004


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