ST. PAUL, Minnesota (May 31, 2012) – State Representative Pam Myhra filed an Affidavit of Candidacy to place her name on the November 6th ballot for state representative of newly formed House District 56A comprised of the City of Savage and the northwest corner of Burnsville. Currently, Myhra represents House District 40A consisting of northern, central, and western Burnsville and the downtown area of Savage.
Myhra said, “It has been an honor to serve the communities of Burnsville and Savage and to work on turning around the state budget from a $6.2 billion deficit to a $1.2 billion surplus.” Myhra’s two stand-alone bills, “Digital Learning” and “Transparency of Separation Agreements with Public Funds”, both passed the House this year with unanimous support and were signed into law by the governor. Myhra stated her priorities for next session will continue to be “sensible state spending within its means, creating an economic environment where businesses start and stay in Minnesota, and protecting family incomes.”
Myhra was a member of the Capital Investment, Education Finance, Education Reform, and Tax committees during her first term in the Minnesota House of Representatives and she is a fellow in The National Conference of State Legislatures’ Early Learning program.
Burnsville has been Myhra’s home for 35 years where she graduated from Burnsville Senior High School in 1975. After graduating magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration from the University of Saint Thomas in St. Paul, MN, Myhra joined the international public accounting firm, KPMG. As a certified public accountant, she specialized in banking, insurance, and government. She placed her career on hold to have a family and home educate her three children: Kristin, Justin, and Kathrin. Myhra and her husband of 31 years, Chuck, are active members of Bethesda Church, Prior Lake.
Representative Pam Myhra may be contacted at:
1905 Manor Drive Burnsville MN, 55337