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Ann Rest

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Preceded by
Dorothy Hokr

Ann Rest

Succeeded by
Mark Thompson


James (divorced)

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April 24, 1942 (age 82) Norfolk, Virginia (

Political party
Minnesota Democratic–Farmer–Labor Party

Minnesota Democratic–Farmer–Labor Party

New Hope, Minnesota, United States

University of Chicago

Preceded by
Ember Reichgott Junge

Martin Sabo Remembered In Minnesota Senate

Ann H. Rest (born April 24, 1942) is a Minnesota politician and senate pro tempore of the Minnesota Senate. A member of the Minnesota Democratic–Farmer–Labor Party (DFL), she represents District 45, which includes portions of the western suburbs of Hennepin County in the Twin Cities metro area.


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Early life, education, and career

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Rest attended Rich Township High School in Park Forest, Illinois, graduating in 1960, then went on to Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, where she received her B.A. in Latin and Greek. She then attended the University of Chicago on a Woodrow Wilson Fellowship and earned a M.A. in Latin and Greek. She later received an M.A. in Teaching from Harvard University, a Masters in Business Taxation from the University of Minnesota, and a Masters of Public Administration from Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government through a Bush Fellowship. She is a retired Certified Public Accountant.

Minnesota Legislature

Rest was first elected to the Senate in 2000, and was re-elected in 2002, 2006, 2010, 2012, and 2016. She served as an assistant majority leader from 2003 to 2007.

Before being elected to the Senate, Rest represented District 46A in the Minnesota House of Representatives for 16 years, being first elected in 1984, and re-elected in 1986, 1988, 1990, 1992, 1994, 1996 and 1998. She was an assistant majority leader of the House from 1989 to 1991. She chaired the House Tax Committee from 1993 to 1997, and the House Local Government and Metropolitan Affairs Committee from 1997 to 1999. She chaired the Senate State and Local Government Operations and Oversight Committee from 2007 to 2011.

Her special legislative concerns include tax policy, education funding, and transportation.

Personal life

Rest has been active on numerous government and community boards through the years. She is a member of the 2020 Conference, of the National Caucus of Environmental Legislators, and of the Committee on Economic Development, Workforce Development and Labor of the Council of State Governments. She serves on Minnesota's Legislative Audit Commission and on the Victory Memorial Drive Advisory Task Force. She was a member of the Minnesota Statehood Sesquicentennial Commission (2006–2008), and of the Minnesota Delegation to the Great Lakes Commission. She is a founding member of the Great Lakes Legislative Caucus. She was also a member of the Minnesota Academic Excellence Foundation, the Minnesota Capitol Area Architectural Planning Board, and the Minnesota Commission on the Economic Status of Women.


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