I am serving my first term as the State Senator for the 32nd Senate District. Prior to being elected as a Senator, I served as the Representative for the 95th Assembly District and worked as a legislative aide to State Representative Mark Meyer and Congressman Ron Kind. I am a graduate of UW-La Crosse and a former La Crosse County Supervisor.
I currently serve as the Senate Democratic Leader. I previously served as a member of the Legislature's Joint Committee on Finance which is responsible for crafting the state's biennial budget and reviewing state appropriations and revenues.
I live in La Crosse with my husband Chris and two sons, Nate and Zach.