Bachelor in Education, DePaul University, 1963.
She worked as an elementary school teacher and was president of the California Federation of Republican Women. He was elected to the California State Assembly in 1982 and compiled a strongly conservative record. She was reelected in 1990 and 1992, and served as Assistant Minority Leader.
She was elected to the United States. House of Representatives in 1994, narrowly defeating college professor Walter Capps and succeeding fellow Republican Michael Huffington who made an unsuccessful bid for the United States. Senate.
She faced Capps again in 1996 and was defeated. She currently serves as executive director of the California Space Authority, a statewide nonprofit corporation.
She is also California"s delegate to the Aerospace States Association (American Statistical Association) and both a member of Women In Aerospace (WIA) and the Air Force Association (American Finance Association).
Married Eric Seastrand (deceased). Children: Kurt, Heidi.