Member, N.H. House of Representatives, Concord, 1976-1980;
selectman, City of Manchester, N.H., 1976-1981;
vice president, City of Manchester, N.H., since 1978;
member, N.H. State Senate, Concord, since 1980;
president pro-tem, N.H. State Senate, Concord, since 1998. Assistant majority whip, member finance committee, chairman public affairs committee, public institutions health and welfare committee Delaware, N.H. Republican Convention, 1976, 78, N.H. Constitutional Convention, 1984. President pro tem N.H. Senate, since 1986, chairjud. committee, vice chair Executive Committee, senate finance committee, senate education committee, health and human services for public institutions committee, member executive department and administrative vice chair interstate cooperative, chair judicial committee, member rulesand enrolled bills, incorporator of Optima Health, others.
President Manchester Republican Women's Club, since 1979. Board directors St. Joseph's Community Service, Manchester Visiting Nurse Association, Mental Health Center Manchester, Senate Education Committee. State chairman American Legislation Exchange Council.
Member senior finance committee, since 1995. Senior president pro tem, since 1995.
Board of directors Mental Health Center Greater Manchester. Member N.H. Childrens Trust Fund, since 1986. Member American Legislation Exch.
Council (state chairman), Organisation Women Legislators, Manchester Visiting Nurse Association, Manchester Country Club.
Daughter of R. Francis and Pauline Magiera. Student of University N.H. Married Francis J. Podles, June 28, 1941.
Children: L. Patricia Podles Barrett Fogleman, Elizabeth Lee Podles Keegan.