Nora Bayly Slawik (born November 23, 1962) is a Minnesota politician, serving as Mayor of Maplewood since January 2014 and former member of the Minnesota House of Representatives. From 1997-98 and 2001-2002, she represented District 57A, and from 2003-2102, she represented District 55B, which includes portions of Ramsey and Washington counties and the cities of Maplewood and Oakdale in the eastern part of the Twin Cities metropolitan area. A Democrat, she is also an educator, serving as an instructor at the University of Minnesota, and a nonprofit consultant by profession.
Slawik was first elected in 1996 and served one term. She ran again in 2000, was elected, and has been re-elected every two years since then. Prior to the 2002 legislative redistricting, she represented the old District 57A. She is the House DFL Lead on Early Learning Finance. . She also serves on the Finance committees Health Care and Human Services Finance Division. the State Government Finance Division and Ways and Means. She served as an assistant minority leader during the 2003-2004 biennium. In 2012, she announced that she was stepping down.
In 2013, Slawik announced that she would seek election as mayor of Maplewood and won the DFL endorsement. In the primary, she received 60% of the vote,  and will face former mayor Diana Longrie in the November election. Slawik won the Mayor election in November with 67 percent of the vote. http://www.twincities.com/elections/ci_24463063/maplewood-elects-nora-slawik-over-past-mayor-diana She was appointed to the Gateway Corridor Commision, Rush Line Task Force and the Transportation Advisory Board.
Slawik graduated from Rincon High School in Tucson, Arizona, then attended Arizona State University, where she received her B.S. in recreation administration. She trained with the United Way of America after graduating from college. She later attended the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, earning her M.P.A. in public affairs from the Humphrey School.
Slawik has been active in her local community through the years. She has served as a Finance Director for the Boy Scouts of America, a President of the local League of Women Voters, a Campaign Manager for the Saint Paul Area United Way, a board member of the Minnesota Autism Society and the North Star Museum of Scouting.
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- "Nora Slawik (DFL) 55B - Minnesota House of Representatives". House.leg.state.mn.us. Retrieved 2010-07-20.
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- Rep. Slawik Web Page
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- Nora Slawik Campaign Web Site