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politician , member of the Minnesota House of Representatives

Debra J. Hilstrom is a Minnesota politician and member of the.


Hilstrom, Debra was born on June 21, 1968.


Hilstrom graduated from Park Center Senior High School in Brooklyn Park, then went on to the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, earning her B.A. in sociology in 1990.


She is a candidate in the 2014 Minnesota Secretary of State election. She graduated from the William Mitchell College of Law in Saint Paul in 2010, earning a J.D. She served on the Brooklyn Center Planning Commission and was an advocate for the Brooklyn Center Domestic Abuse Intervention Program. Hilstrom was first elected in 2000, and has been re-elected every two years since then.

She was chair of the Local Government and Metropolitan Affairs Committee during the 2007–2008 biennium, and served as an assistant minority leader during the 2003–2004 biennium. She served as Deputy Minority Leader during the 2011–2012 legislative session. Hilstrom announced on June 21, 2013 her candidacy for the 2014 Minnesota Secretary of State election.


Minnesota Democratic–Farmer–Labor Party, Democratic Party.


A member of the Minnesota Democratic–Farmer–Labor Party (DFL), she represents District 40B, which includes portions of the city of Brooklyn Center in Hennepin County in the Twin Cities metropolitan area. She was a member of the Brooklyn Center City Council from 1995–2000.