Currently retired in Hunter after 30+ years in public service, I am the author of a progressive blog - The Senior Progressive - hosted on blogspot. In addition to having served as a teacher on the secondary and college levels for 15 years, I held public office at the local, county, and state level over the years. I was also a member of the Democratic National Committee from 1990 to 2000. I am currently a member of the Mountaintop Progressives and am engaged in the Greene County debate on construction of a replacement county jail for the outdated current facility located in Catskill. I also serve on a variety of community boards and committees as a volunteer and am active in the environmental community.