District K - Democrat, Anchorage
Session contact info: State Capitol, Room 30, phone 465-3822/fax 465-3756.
Interim contact info: 716 W. 4th Ave., Anchorage, AK 99501; phone 269-0144/fax 269-0148.
Occupation: Retired nurse, social worker.
Personal: Born May 17, 1938, in Louisiana; widowed; two children; Alaska resident 1967-70, 1972-present.
Education: St. Anthony's School of Nursing, Certificate of Nursing; Grambling University, B.S.W.; post-graduate work at University of Alaska Anchorage.
Political/Government: Senate, 2001-present; House of Representatives, 1991-1996; past president, Anchorage School Board; past vice-chair, State Board of Education; former chair, Children's Caucus, Alaska Black Caucus; past president, National Caucus of Black School Board Members; chair, National Black Caucus of State Legislators Energy Committee.
Hobbies: Reading, traveling.