Senator Terri Bonoff

Senator Terri Bonoff Chair, Senate Higher Education Committee

Senator Terri Bonoff
Chair, Senate Higher Education Committee

Senator Terri Bonoff represents Senate District 44, which includes northern parts of Minnetonka, much of Plymouth, and Woodland.  She began her legislative career by winning the Senate seat in a special election on November 22, 2005.  In the short 2006 Legislative Session, Sen. Bonoff was able to pass some important bills that funded early education and reformed education reporting practices.  She took a leadership role in the area of early education, joining a bipartisan, bicameral caucus of legislators who met regularly to discuss and promote early education policy and later served as Vice Chair of the E-12 Budget Division.

In November 2012, Sen. Bonoff won re-election to the Minnesota Senate for the third time.  She serves as Chair of the Higher Education/Workforce Development committee; Jobs, Agriculture, and Rural Development; the E-12 Budget Division; and the Legacy subcommittee.  Her special legislative interests include education policy and finance reform, state government redesign, and business and commerce issues.

A graduate of Clark University, Worcester, MA, and a former marketing executive at Navarre Corporation, Sen. Bonoff chose to leave her career to care for her family of four children.  After 18 years in business, she retired to be with her four teenage children, a growing trend among business executives.

Prior to joining the Senate, she served as a Minnetonka Planning Commissioner, was President of Babe Ruth Baseball, a guide at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts and served on other local boards.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

What do you think?
Colleges and Universities should be held accountable for how well they educate students.

Submit your idea >
#myMNdegree
%d bloggers like this: