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Treasurer

Yvonne Prettner Solon

Treasurer

Yvonne Prettner Solon was appointed by Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton to a six-year term on the Port Authority Board, effective Feb. 14, 2015. This is her second term on the Board, having first served from 1990-94 as an appointee of the Duluth City Council (elected president in 1993). Prettner Solon entered active politics in 1988, winning election to the Duluth City Council and serving three four-year terms. From 1992 to 2000, she also served as Duluth’s deputy mayor. In 2002, Prettner Solon was elected to the Minnesota Senate where she quickly became a leading health policy advocate. Four years later, she was appointed chair of the Senate Energy Committee and chief authored the state’s Next Generation Energy Act of 2007. Prettner Solon was elected Lieutenant Governor of Minnesota in 2010 and served until January 2015. She has served on a multitude of public and private sector commissions including the Duluth Economic Development Authority, League of Minnesota Cities and Great Lakes Commission. By profession, Prettner Solon was a clinical psychologist, maintaining a practice for 30 years until her retirement in 2010. She has two children and two grandchildren with whom she enjoys spending as much free time as possible.


 




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