Tarryl L. Clark

Minnesota State Senator, 15th District, Democratic  

  • Gender

    Husband: Doug; 2 Children: Colin, Nathan.

    Saint Cloud, MN

    JD, William Mitchell College of Law, 1992
    Masters, Education, Counselor Education, Arizona State University, 1986
    BA, Sociology/Psychology, Drake University, 1983.

    Consultant, 1994-present
    Executive Director, Minnesota Community Action Association, 1998-2006
    Regional Coordinator, Northwest Area Foundation Devolution Project, 1997-2000
    Director, Community Response Task Force, 1997-1999
    Public Policy Director, Childrens Defense Fund Minnesota, 1995-1997
    Attorney, Mid-Minnesota Legal Assistance, 1992-1995
    Affirmative Action/Human Relations Director, Land of Lakes Girl Scout Council, 1988-1994
    Law Clerk, Office of the Minnesota Attorney General, 1991-1992
    Law Clerk, Children's Defense Fund Minnesota, 1990-1991
    Law Clerk, Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services, 1990-1991
    Law Clerk, Saint Cloud Area Legal Services, 1989-1990
    Coordinator, Saint Cloud Area Habitat for Humanity, 1988-1989
    Program Coordinator, Young Women's Christian Association of Maricopa County, 1987-1988
    Young Adult Program Coordinator/Individual and Family Counselor, Center for Youth Resources (doing business as Tumbleweed), 1983-1987.

    Assistant Majority Leader, Minnesota State Senate, 2006-present
    Senator, Minnesota State Senate, 2005-present
    Won Special Election, Minnesota State Senate, December 2005
    Member, Democratic National Committee, 2003-2005
    Associate Chair, Minnesota State Democratic Farmer Laborer Party, 2003-2005
    Super Delegate, Democratic National Convention, 2004
    Candidate, Minnesota State Senate, 2002
    Candidate, Minnesota State Senate, 2000
    Former Delegate, Democratic-Farmer-Labor State and Congressional Convention
    Former Vice-Chairwoman, Minnesta Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party.


    Congressional Membership
    Member, Commissioner’s Advisory Committee on Child Support
    Member, Early Care and Education Finance Commission
    Member, Rural Policy Research Institute Human Services Task Force
    Commissioner/Board Member, Saint Cloud Housing and Redevelopment Authority.

    Member, Steering Committee, Affirmative Options Coalition
    Member, Big Leap for Early Learning
    Member, Citizens' Advocacy Committee
    Member, Forum of Executive Women
    Member, Great River Interfaith Partnership Organizing Committee
    Board Member, Great River Roundtable
    Board Member, Greater Minnesota Housing Fund
    Board Member/Former Treasurer, Mid-Community Action Association
    Member, Commission on Life and Work, Minnesota Council of Churches
    Member, National Community Action Partnership State Association Think Tank
    Member, Region V Regional Coordinating Council
    Member, Saint Cloud Area Chamber of Commerce
    Former Board Member/Community Development Chair/Government Affairs Co-Chair, Saint Cloud Area League of Women Voters
    Youth Minister, Saint John's Episcopal Church
    Former President, Sheltering Arms Foundation Board.

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