Elected to the Wisconsin State Assembly November 2022.

Current Wisconsin Assembly Committees:

Committee on Agriculture

Committee on Corrections

Committee on Energy and Utilities

Committee on Family Law

Committee on Rural Development

Committee on Transportation (Vice-Chair)

Speaker’s Task Force on Childhood Obesity (Chair)

Currently serving on the Midwest Council of State Governments Energy Committee

2023 Fellow of the Bowhay Institute for Legislative Leadership Development

Completed the 2023 State Legislative Leaders Foundation Emerging Legislative Leaders Program

Village of Fall Creek, WI Trustee (2021 to present)

Village of Fall Creek, WI Library Trustee (2021 to present)

B.A. in Spanish, Truman State University, 1980

Diploma in Comprehensive Nutrition, Huntington College of Health Sciences, 1994

M.S. in Biochemistry, University of Saint Joseph, 2017

Candidate for Master of Public Health, George Washington University, expected graduation 2025

Nutritionist; owner of Karen R. Hurd Nutritional Practice, 1994–present

K–12 substitute teacher, Fall Creek School System, 2021–present

Served as U.S. Army Captain, Military Intelligence, 1980–84. 

Married to husband Steven for 46 years, five grown children, six grandchildren.