Supervisor, Butte County Board of Supervisors
I was born in Seattle, Washington and graduated from the University of Washington with a Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene.
My husband and I moved to Chico in 1981 and I have worked as a Dental Hygienist for 25 years in Chico in two dental offices. I started my volunteer career in PTA. I was Health and Safety Officer for the Chico Unified PTA and co-coordinated the “Heads Up” helmet program with Dr. Jeff Lobosky for two years. I later became a board member of Little Chico Creek Educational Consortium and Streaminders.
I was a member and chair of the Bidwell Park and Playground Commission from 1994-1998. During this time, I also became a founding member of the Boys and Girls Club of Chico where I served as Secretary.
I was elected to the Chico City Council in 1998 and served on the City Council until December 2006. I was Mayor from 2002-2004 and Vice Mayor from 2000-2002 and from 2004-2006. I have also been a board member of Tri County Economic Development Corporation for seven years and was chair in 2003.
I am currently a member of the Chico State Advisory Committee and on the Advisory Board of Sunshine Kids Club.
I was elected to the Butte County Board of Supervisors in November 2006 and represents District 3. I am a member of Air Quality Management District, Butte County Association of Governments and the First 5 Butte County Children and Families Commission.
I have been married to Larry, a university professor, for 41 years and have a 26 year old son who graduated from the University of Southern California with a degree in Chemical Engineering and is a Navy Ensign in Special Operations. He is currently serving in Afghanistan.