Senator Kari Dziedzic was born and raised in Northeast Minneapolis. She attended Edison High School and the University of Minnesota where she earned a mechanical engineering degree. She represents Senate District 60 which includes Cedar-Riverside, Seward, and Northeast and Southeast Minneapolis neighborhoods.
Dziedzic was first elected to the Minnesota Senate in January of 2012 in a Special Election and was reelected in September of 2012 and again in 2016. Before joining the Minnesota Senate, she worked at Hennepin County in the private sector and as an aide for US Senator Paul Wellstone.
At the Senate, Dziedzic is the ranking member of the Agriculture, Rural Development, and Housing Finance committee. She also serves the Tax Committee and the Judiciary Committee. She has focused her time working on consumer protection, environment, data privacy, housing, and tax issues.