Senate Majority Leader 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 Northeast Minneapolis, Southeast Minneapolis, Nicollet Island, the University of Minnesota Campus, Augsburg University Campus, and the Cedar-Riverside Seward area.
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 Senate DFL Majority Leader. She also serves on the Rules and Administration Committee and Taxes Committee. She has focused her time working on consumer protection, environment, data privacy, housing, and tax issues.