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State commissioner

Krista Linnea Sanda, American State commissioner.


Sanda, Krista Linnea was born on December 26, 1937 in Detroit Lakes, Minnesota, United States. Daughter of K.I. and Luella E. (Meyer) Gandrud.


Student, St. Cloud State University, 1955-1957; certified, Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota, 1983.


Substitute teacher, Staples (Minnesota) Public Schools, 1957-1967; with customer service department, Benson Optical Company, Staples, 1968-1979; reporter, columnist, Staples World, 1962-1968; officer, Republican Party of Minnesota State, 1968-1979; national convention delegate, 1972, 76; consumer advocate, State of Minnesota, St. Paul, 1979-1983; commissioner department public service, State of Minnesota, since 1991; with sales department, Rural Ventures Inc. (Control Data Corporation), Minneapolis, 1983-1987; Minnesota racing commissioner, 1984-1987; president, Rural Technology Partnership, St. Paul, 1987-1991. Board directors St. Paul Combined Charities State of Minnesota Employees.


Board of directors St. Paul Downtown Council, 1991-1993, Rasmussen Business Colls. Minnesota, St. Paul Area United Way, Boy Scouts American Indianhead Council, St. Paul Convention Bureau. Chair Arne Carlson gubernatorial Minnesota campaign, 1990;member Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, St. Paul.

Member Minnehaha Park restorationcom. Chairwoman Todd County Republican Pary 7th congressional district, state vice chair, 1964-1979. Member Minnesota History Society.

Board directors Lutheran Social Superior vena cava syndrome Foundation, since 1998. Member Nuc. Waste Strategy Coalition (Executive Committee), National Association RegulatedUtility Commissioners, Nuc. Regulatory Commission (Minnesota state liaison), Stateof Minnesota Environmental Quality Board, Rotary (treasurer 1987-1988, Youth Leadership award St. Paul chapter 1990), St. Paul Chamber of Commerce (board directors 1987-1991), Sons of Norway.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: antiques, family, duck hunting, gardening, vacationing atlake cabin.


Married Donald J. Sanda, December 28, 1957 (divorced 1990). Children: John, Karin Luebke, Steven, Timothy, Paul, David. Married Richard O. Johnson, June 15, 1991.

Children: Lisa Johnson Wahlberg, Scott Johnson.

K.I. Gandrud

Luella E. (Meyer) Gandrud

Donald J. Sanda

Richard O. Johnson

Timothy Sanda

John Sanda

David Sanda

Paul Sanda

Steven Sanda

Lisa Johnson Wahlberg Sanda

Scott Johnson Sanda

Karin Luebke Sanda