Carol McFarlane

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Carol McFarlane
Member of the Minnesota House of Representatives
from the 53B district
Assumed office
January 3, 2007
Preceded by Doug Meslow
Personal details
Born September 27, 1950
Manhattan, Kansas
Political party Republican Party of Minnesota
Spouse(s) Patrick
Children 3
Residence White Bear Lake, Minnesota
Alma mater Lakewood State Junior College
Profession business owner, legislator

Carol McFarlane (born September 27, 1950) is a Minnesota politician and a member of the Minnesota House of Representatives representing District 53B, which includes all or portions of North Oaks, White Bear Lake, and White Bear Township in northeastern Ramsey County, which is part of the Twin Cities metropolitan area. A Republican, she is also a small business owner.[1]

McFarlane was first elected in 2006, and was re-elected in 2008 and 2010. She currently serves as an assistant minority leader. She is a member of the House's K-12 Education Policy and Oversight Committee, on which she is the ranking minority party member, and also serves on the Finance subcommittees for the Higher Education and Workforce Development Finance and Policy Division, the Housing Finance and Policy and Public Health Finance Division, the K-12 Education Finance Division, and the Transportation and Transit Policy and Oversight Division.[2]

McFarlane graduated from White Bear Lake High School, then went on to Lakewood State Junior College, now called Century College, also in White Bear Lake, earning her A.A. degree. She is an owner and board member of Venburg Tire Company in Maplewood.[3][4]

Active in her local community, McFarlane served on the White Bear Lake School Board from 2000–2006, as a member of the White Bear Lake Area Educational Foundation, as founding president of the White Bear Lake Area Alumni Association, as former president and board member of the 916 Foundation, and as a co-chair of the northeast chapter of MICAH, an affordable housing resource organization.[5][6]


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