Claire Robling

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Claire Robling
Member of the Minnesota Senate
from the 35th district
Incumbent
Assumed office
January 7, 1997
Preceded by Terry Johnston
Personal details
Born (1956-10-22) October 22, 1956 (age 57)
Chanhassen, Minnesota
Political party Republican Party of Minnesota
Spouse(s) Tony
Children 2
Residence Jordan, Minnesota
Alma mater College of St. Catherine
Occupation journalist, freelance writer, legislator
Religion Catholic

Claire A. Robling (born October 22, 1956) is a Minnesota politician and a member of the Minnesota Senate representing District 35, which includes portions of Carver, Le Sueur, Scott and Sibley counties in the southern Twin Cities metropolitan area. A Republican, she was first elected to the Senate in 1996, and was reelected in 2000, 2002, 2006 and 2010. She served as an assistant minority leader from 2003 to 2006.[1]

Robling is one of four assistant majority leaders, and serves as chair of the Senate Finance Committee.[2] She is also a member of the Senate's Higher Education and Local Government & Elections committees.[3] Her special legislative concerns include family and early childhood, transportation, taxes, education, and the environment.[4]

Robling is a journalist and a freelance writer by profession. She graduated from Chaska High School in Chaska, and then attended the College of St. Catherine in Saint Paul. She was a reporter for the Shakopee Valley News in Shakopee from 1977 to 1980, an editor for the Jordan Independent in Jordan from 1980 to 1981, and a reporter and editor for the Prior Lake, Chanhassen, Chaska and Savage newspapers from 1982 to 1996. She and her husband live in Jordan and have two children.[5]

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