Party affiliation: Democratic Party
Alderman, Newton, Mass., 1971-1973. Mass. State Representative, 1973-1978. Candidate for Secretary-of-State, 1978 and Lieutenant Government, 1982.
Regional Director, New England Federal Trade Commission, 1979-1981. Mass. State Senator, since 1986. Currently Chairwoman, Commerce and Labour Committees.
Member, Banks and Banking and Local Affairs Committees. Chairwoman, Commission for Early Childhood Education. Professional career: Corporation Tax Attorney, 1964-1972.
Executive Director, International Co-ordination Council, 1984-1986.