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Kathy L. Saltzman Edit Profile

politician , member of the State Senate of Minnesota

Kathy L. Saltzman is a Minnesota politician and a former member of the Minnesota Senate who represented District 56, which includes portions of Washington County in the eastern Twin Cities metropolitan area.


Saltzman, Kathy L. was born on June 4, 1955.


Bachelor of Science, University Iowa.


A moderate Democrat, she was first elected to the Senate in 2006, but was unseated by Republican Ted Lillie in her 2010 re-election bid. She was a majority whip. She also chaired the Education Committee's Subcommittee on Charter Schools, serves on the Business, Industry and Jobs subcommittees for Bioscience and Renewable Energy Development, and for Workforce Development (which she chaired), and on the Finance subcommittees for the E-12 Education Budget and Policy Division, the Transportation Budget and Policy Division, and the Transportation Budget and Policy Division-Transit Subdivision.

Her special legislative concerns include education, property tax reform, health care, economic competitiveness, transportation, and water quality. Saltzman graduated from St. Charles High School in St. Charles, Illinois, then went on to the University of Iowa, where she received her B.S. degree. In 1994, she was appointed by former Saint Paul mayor Norm Coleman to serve in his Office of Children and Families.

She is also active in various community boards and associations.


Minnesota Democratic–Farmer–Labor Party, Democratic Party.


Saltzman was a member of the Senate's Business, Industry and Jobs Committee (of which she was vice chair), the Education Committee, and the Transportation Committee.


Married Ted Saltzman. 2 children.

Ted Saltzman