Yvonne Prettner Solon

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Democratic/Farmer/Labor Minnesota

Lieutenant Governor (Minnesota)

Family: Widowed; 2 Children: Shelley, Matt

Born: 02/03/1946 Minneapolis, MN

Home: Duluth, Minnesota

Religion: Greek Orthodox

Education: MA, Educational Psychology, University of Minnesota, Duluth, 1981 BS, Social Development/Psychology, University of Minnesota, Duluth, 1979

Profession: Clinical Director, Compass North Behavioral Health Clinic, Saint Luke's Hospital, 1997-present Psychologist, Hillside Mental Health Center, Saint Luke's Hospital, 1985-present Senior Psychologist, Range Mental Health Center, 1984-1985 Director, Marty Mann Halfway House for Women, 1981-1984 Program Evaluator/Consultant, 1979-1984

Political: Senator, Minnesota State Senate, 2002-present Won Special Election, Minnesota State Senate, January 29, 2002 Deputy Mayor, City of Duluth, 1992-2000 President/Vice President/Member, Duluth City Council, 1988-2000

Congressional Membership: Member, Great Lakes Commission, present Member, Iron Range Resources and Rehabilitation Board, 2003-present Board Member, Legislative Audit Commission, 2003-2005 Co-Chair, Duluth Comprehensive Plan Steering Committee, 2000-2002 President/Vice President/Treasurer, Duluth Economic Development Authority, 1994-2000 Commissioner/Vice Chair, Housing and Redevelopment Authority, 1992-1994 Commissioner/President, Seaway Port Authority of Duluth/Superior, 1990-1994

Organization Membership: Member, Energy Committee, Council of State Governments, present Member, Duluth Graduate Medical Education Council, present Member, Health Future Leaders Corps/Communications Committee, National Council of State Legislatures, present State Director, Women in Government, 2003-present Board Member, Duluth General Medical Education Council, 2002-present Advisory Board Member, University of Minnesota, Duluth Chancellor's Council, 2000-present Board Member, Duluth Entertainment and Convention Center, 2000-present Board Member, Great Lakes Aquarium/Lake Superior Center, 1998-2006 Vice Chair, Community Action Duluth Board, 1999-2002


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