Born Madison, April 27, 1950; married. Graduate River Valley H.S.; attended Madison Area Technical College and Edgewood College. Former Associate Director of the Foundation for Madison’s Public Schools. Member: Natl. Caucus of Environmental Legislators; Honorary Life Member, Wis. Congress of Parents and Teachers; Midwestern Higher Education Compact Commission; Fellow, Bowhay Institute, La Follette School, UW-Madison; Fellow, Flemming Institute, Center for Policy Alternatives; Oakhill Correctional Institute Advisory Bd.
Elected to Assembly since 2002.