Party affiliation: Democratic Party
Michigan State Representative, District 4, 1970-1974 and since 1983. Currently: Chairwoman, Public Utilities Committee, Assistant Majority Floor Leader, Member, Standing Committees on Education, Insurance, Senior Citizens, Retirement and Public Health. Member, Executive Committee, National Conference of State Legislators.
Founder and Administrator, Michigan Legislative Black Caucus Foundation. Member, National Black Caucus of State Legislators. Professional career: Director, Oak Grove and Saint John African Methodist Episcopal Day Care, 1968-1969.
Policy Associate, High Scope Education Reasearch Foundation, 1981 -82.