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 2003-2012, 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. She works full time as a Project Manager for the Healthy Living As You Age Initiative for the Metropolitan Area Agency on Aging.
Slawik was first elected in 1996 and served one term. She ran again in 2000, was elected for six more consecutive terms as a Democrat. Prior to the 2002 legislative redistricting, she represented the old District 57A. She served on a variety of committees including as Chair of the Early Learning Finance Division for two terms, Health Care and Human Services Finance Division. 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 faced 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 serves as the Policy Advisory Chair of the Rush Line Task Force; alternate on the Gateway Corridor Commission, Ramsey County Suburban Family Collaborative and Secretary of the Minnesota Mayors Association.
Slawik graduated from the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, earning her M.P.A. from the Humphrey School. and attended Arizona State University, where she received her B.S. in Recreation Administration.
Slawik has been active in her local community through the years. She is on the North Star Scouting Museum Board, the Suburban Ramsey Family Collaborative Board and is a past President of the local League of Women Voters and a past board member of the Autism Society of Minnesota.
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