Ann H. Rest, President ProTem of the Senate, represents SD 45 serving western suburbs of Hennepin County. She was first elected to the Senate in 2000, and was recently re-elected to her fifth term in 2012. She served as the Assistant Majority Leader from 2003 to 2007.
Rest represented District 46A in the Minnesota House of Representatives from 1985 to 2001 where she chaired the Tax Committee (1993-1997).
Rest received a B.A. in Latin and Greek from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. She has earned graduate degrees from the Univer- sity of Chicago, Harvard University, and the University of Minnesota. She is a former Latin and English teacher and is a retired CPA.