Minnesota Senator Kathleen Sheran
Nursing Issues and Impact: A Densford Center Policy Dialogue featuring Minnesota Senator Kathleen Sheran
Feb. 22, 2016
5 p.m. Remarks
6 p.m. Reception honoring Sen. Sheran's 10 years in the Minnesota Senate and her 2016 retirement
4-110 Weaver-Densford Hall
Learn about the State of Minnesota 2016 legislative session and issues and agendas related to nursing, health, and health care.
Sen. Kathleen Sheran represents Senate District 19, which includes portions of Blue Earth, Le Sueur and Nicollet counties in the south central part of the state. She was first elected to the Senate in 2006 and was re-elected in 2010 and 2012.
Sheran is currently the Chair of the Senate Health, Human Services and Housing Committee. She is also a member of the HHS Finance, Judiciary and Higher Education Committees. She serves on the Legislative Task Force on Child Protection, Healthcare Financing Task Force, MNsure Legislative Oversight Committee and the Prison Population Task Force. Sheran has authored a variety of legislation including the Freedom to Breathe Act, establishing a smoke-free environment in restaurants and bars; legislation that advances the Corridors of Commerce project, fostering economic growth and increased mobility and safety for citizens; and Child Protection system reforms that provide for the safety and well-being of children.
Before being elected to the Senate, Sheran worked in the nursing field for over 30 years as an advanced practice nurse and assistant professor of nursing at Minnesota State University, Mankato. She served for 16 years as President of the Mankato City Council and for a period of time as mayor pro tem.