|Preceded by Sharon Marko|
Name Katie Sieben
Preceded by redrawn district
|Succeeded by Karla Bigham|
Spouse Josh Straka (m. 2005)
|Born March 23, 1977 (age 38)
Newport, Minnesota (1977-03-23) |
Political party Minnesota Democratic–Farmer–Labor Party
Alma mater Colorado College (B.A.) Harvard University (M.P.A.)
Party Minnesota Democratic–Farmer–Labor Party
Residence Newport, Minnesota, United States
Education Colorado College, John F. Kennedy School of Government
Everybody loves politics episode 1 mn senator katie sieben
Katie Sieben (born March 23, 1977) is a Minnesota politician and former member of the Minnesota Senate. A member of the Minnesota Democratic–Farmer–Labor Party (DFL), she represented District 54, which included portions of Dakota and Washington counties.
- Everybody loves politics episode 1 mn senator katie sieben
- Early life and education
- Minnesota Legislature
- Personal life
Early life and education
Sieben was born on March 23, 1977 and grew up in Newport, Minnesota. She attended Colorado College, graduating with a B.A. and later attended the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, graduating with an M.P.A.
Sieben was first elected to the Senate in 2006, and was re-elected in 2010 and 2012. She did not seek re-election in 2016. Prior to her service in the Senate, she represented District 57A in the Minnesota House of Representatives from 2003 to 2007.
Her special legislative concerns included elections, environment, transportation, education, health care.
Sieben married Josh Straka in 2005. They have three children. A member of the Sieben family, Sieben's father, Michael, and uncle, Harry, also served in the Minnesota Legislature, being members of the House during the 1970s and early 1980s.