Senator Mary Kiffmeyer

Proudly representing Senate District 30
Communities in Hennepin, Sherburne, and Wright counties

Senator Mary Kiffmeyer

Proudly representing Senate District 30
Communities in Hennepin, Sherburne, and Wright counties

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Meet Senator Kiffmeyer

Senator Mary Kiffmeyer grew up in Pierz, Minnesota, and currently resides in Big Lake with her husband, Ralph.  Mary and Ralph have been married for nearly 50 years, and together they have four children and 16 grandchildren.

Mary has a long record of public service. She served as Minnesota’s Secretary of State from 1999 to 2007, as a member of Minnesota House of Representatives from 2008 to 2012, and has been a member of the Minnesota Senate since 2013. While serving as Secretary of State, Minnesota ranked number one in voter turnout for all eight years of her term. Mary was nationally recognized with the LeeAnn Elliot Excellence in Election Administration Award, was chosen by the Women of Today organization as Minnesota Woman of Today, served as President of the National Association of Secretaries of State, and as President of the National Electronic Commerce Coordinating Council.

Mary has long been involved in her local community. She is a current member of the Big Lake American Legion Auxiliary, Big Lake Yellow Ribbon group, and an active member of her local church. She has also previously served as the treasurer of the Monticello/Big Lake Hospital and Nursing Home, chaired the capital campaign to establish the Sherburne History Center, and as a chair and member of the Big Lake Community Education Advisory Council among many others.

Mary now serves Senate District 30, which includes communities in Hennepin, Sherburne, and Wright counties.

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Committees

  • Chair, State Government Finance and Policy and Elections
  • Health and Human Services Finance and Policy
  • Human Services Reform Finance and Policy
  • Transportation Finance and Policy
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