Mary Jo McGuire, District 2
Serving residents of the following communities:
Lauderdale, Little Canada, Mounds View (Precinct 4), New Brighton, Roseville and St. Anthony (Ramsey County portion).
Commissioner Mary Jo McGuire was elected to the Ramsey County Board in 2012. She chairs the County’s Legislative Committee, is Co-Chair of Active Living Ramsey Communities Coalition, and is a member of the Library Board, Extension Committee, Suburban Ramsey Family Collaborative, Ramsey County League of Local Governments, and the Transportation Advisory Board.
Mary Jo is involved in a number of community organizations including the League of Women Voters, Rotary, the Roseville Area Community Foundation and Northeast Youth and Family Services.
She is active in state and national advocacy organizations on behalf of counties, serving as the Secretary/Treasurer of the Association of Minnesota Counties (AMC), and member of its Public Safety Policy Committee. She is Vice Chair of the Program and Services Committee of the National Association of County Organizations (NACo) and is a member of its Justice & Public Safety Committee.
Commissioner McGuire is a lifelong resident of Ramsey County, currently residing in Roseville. She has a BA in Business Administration from the College of St. Catherine, a JD from Hamline University School of Law, and an MA in Public Administration from the Harvard University Kennedy School of Government. From 1989 - 2002, she served as a member of the Minnesota House of Representatives stepping down in 2002 due to redistricting. In 2011, Commissioner McGuire was elected to the Minnesota Senate in a special election, where she served until 2012.