Alabama State Senate, District 20
Political experience: Alabama State Senate, 2006-present; Alabama State House of Representatives, 2002-2006; Birmingham City Council, 1985-1997.
Professional experience: Compliance officer, Americans with Disabilities, present; recruitment specialist, American Red Cross; Realtor, ReMAX Realty Consultants; teacher, Birmingham City Schools, 1972-1982.
Civic experience: Member, Alabama Industries for the Deaf and Blind, District Birmingham Region (present); board member, Positive Maturity of Jefferson County (present); director, Americans with Disabilities Birmingham (present); state director, National Foundation of Women Legislators Incorporated (present); chair, Board of Volunteers, American Red Cross, Birmingham Area Chapter (present); board member, Birmingham Parks and Recreation; board member, Greater Birmingham Convention and Visitors Bureau; member, Saint Mary’s Catholic Church, Fairfield.
Education: Master’s degree in education and special education, UAB, 1976; Bachelor’s degree in elementary education, Alabama A&M, 1972.
Major campaign contributions: AVOTE (Alabama Education Association), $20,000; Trust Representing Involved Alabama Lawyers, $7,500; Medical Association of Alabama, $5,000; Alabama Builders PAC, $5,000; Alabama Realtors PAC, $5,000; BankPAC, $3,000; ACULAC — Alabama Credit Unions, $2,500; Nucor Steel, $2,500.