Sandra Peterson


Age: 79

former Minnesota state legislator who helped to guide the merger of the state's two largest teachers' unions while she was president of the Minnesota Federation of Teachers when it merged with the Minnesota Education Association in 1998, and who became co-president of Education Minnesita serving until 2004 when she won the first of four terms in the Minnesota house representing northwest Twin Cities suburbs.

Cause of Death: Ovarian cancer

Born: January 1936

Died: October 24, 2015

Minneapolis, Minnesota