Current Elected Office
Oregon State Representative, House District 13 (2007-Present)
Joint Ways and Means Committee (JWM), Vice-chair. JWM Subcommittee on Human Services, Co-Chair. Joint Committee on Information Management and Technology, Co-Chair. JWM Subcommittee on General Government, Member. Former committee assignments (partial list): JWM Subcommittee on Public Safety; House Committee on Health Care; House Committee on Transportation and Economic Development
Retired after a career of 37 years working in academic libraries, concluding with her job as Resource Sharing Program Manager for the Orbis Cascade Alliance of academic libraries in Oregon and Washington.
Previously held library supervisory and technical jobs, and owned and operated Photoscapes, an entrepreneurial small business.
University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon, B.S. with Honors, Phi Beta Kappa
Northwestern University, Evanston Illinois
Hillcrest High School, Dallas Texas
National and Regional Offices, Boards and Commissions, prior to State Legislature
National League of Cities, Board of Directors
Federal Communications Commission-Local and State Government Advisory Committee
Lane County Public Safety Coordinating Council
And served on the Board of the Lane Council of Governments, Lane Regional Air Pollution Authority, and Lane County Intergovernmental Human Services Committee
City of Eugene
City Council (elected to three terms 1993-2004, spearheading initiatives to upgrade fire stations and add firefighters, and the bond measure to expand the city’s parks and natural areas
Planning Commission (1987- 1993)