Party: Democrat

Age: 63

Family: Husband, Michael (35 years); sons, Jeff and Matt.

Occupation: Educator

Political Experience: I have been elected to eight two-year terms in the Indiana House of Representatives.

Goals: One of my primary goals is help raise incomes and wages of Hoosiers. This can be done by establishing a strong coordinated workforce development program for students who may not choose to attend college. I would also like to see Indiana enact its own prohibition against insurance companies excluding individuals with pre-existing conditions.