According to her website, Norton's stances on several political issues are as follows:
Norton is the daughter of Elinor Pitman Bergman, a retired Grand Junction teacher and native of Pueblo, and Walter F. "Bus" Bergman, a native of Denver and retired Mesa State College coach. Born and raised in Grand Junction, she began teaching middle school in Fort Lupton after graduating from Colorado State University in 1976 with a Bachelor of Science with distinction in health sciences. She also has a Master's of Science in Management degree from Regis University, Denver. Her husband Mike Norton is a former U.S. Attorney of Colorado, who currently works in private practice. She has two grown children, and is an avid hiker and skier.