|Minnesota State Senate District 41|
|2011 - present|
|January 3, 2017|
|Years in position||2|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|First elected||November 2, 2010|
|Next election||November 8, 2016|
|Minnesota House of Representatives|
|2001 - 2007|
|Associate's||North Hennepin Community College|
|Birthday||January 25, 1949|
|Profession||Principal Planner, Children's Mental Health Collaborative|
Barbara earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Hamline University.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Goodwin served on the following committees:
|Minnesota Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Judiciary, Vice-chair|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Goodwin served on these committees:
|Minnesota Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Judiciary and Public Safety|
|• State Government Innovation and Veterans|
- See also: Minnesota State Senate elections, 2012
Goodwin won election in District 41 in 2012 due to redistricting. She was unopposed in the August 14 Democratic primary and defeated Gina Bauman (R) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.
|Minnesota State Senate, District 41, General Election, 2012|
|Democratic||Barbara Goodwin Incumbent||63%||25,842|
- See also: Minnesota State Senate elections, 2010
|Minnesota State Senate General Election, District 50, 2010|
|Independent||Rae Hart Anderson||6.4%||1,859|
Goodwin defeated incumbent Satveer Chaudhary in the August 10 Democratic primary by a margin of 5,470-2,354.
Across the country in 2010, state senate elections were held in 43 states. 1,167 state senate seats were at stake. In all 1,167 state senate districts with an election in 2010, only 19 challengers (12 Democrats and 7 Republicans) defeated an incumbent state senator. Goodwin was one of the 12 Democratic challengers who defeated an incumbent Democratic state senator.
|Minnesota State Senate Primary, District 50, 2010|
|Satveer Chaudhary Incumbent||30.1%||2,354|
Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.
In 2010, Goodwin raised $37,820 in contributions. 
Her three largest contributors were:
|50th Senate District Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party||$3,000|
|6th Senate District Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party||$1,000|
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Goodwin and her husband David have two children.
- House website
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2010
- Facebook profile
Geoff Michel (R)
|Minnesota State Senate District 41
| Succeeded by|
Satveer Chaudhary (DFL)
|Minnesota State Senate District 50
| Succeeded by|
Melissa Halvorson Wiklund (DFL)