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Lynn Woolsey's Biography

Lynn C. Woolsey (born November 3, 1937) is the U.S. Representative for California's 6th congressional district, serving since 1993. She is a member of the Democratic Party. The district includes all of Marin County and most of Sonoma County. She is a member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, and as of 2010[update] its co-chair. Woolsey, who described herself as "the first former welfare mother to serve in Congress," is one of two members of the House to have been on welfare; the other is Congresswoman Gwen Moore (D-WI).

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  • Smith, Ireland elected to Piedmont school board

      News Source: Contra Costa Times | 2 months ago
    Amal Smith and Doug Ireland have emerged as the winners in the Piedmont school board election held Tuesday with all six precincts reporting...Smith was the top vote getter in the election with 1,879 votes followed by Ireland with 1,695 votes. The
  • Barbara Lee unveils stamp of mentor Shirley Chisholm

      News Source: Contra Costa Times | 2 months ago
    Rep. Barbara Lee was a young woman with a large afro and big ambitions when she first met Shirley Chisholm at Mills College in 1972. Chisholm, the first African-American woman to be elected to Congress, told students at Mills she was running for
  • Former part-time pols in Bay Area reap medical benefits at taxpayer expense

      News Source: San Jose Mercury News | 4 months ago
    So why almost 45 years later are taxpayers still spending thousands of dollars a year on their health insurance? The last of them left office in 1982, when Ronald Reagan was in his first term as president, but they are among more than 200 former

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      Blog Source: | 2 months ago
    Congresswoman Lynn Woolsey Congressman Merrill Cook. Congresswoman Darlene Hooley [Unable to sign due to post-employment restrictions on Congressional Members and officers.] Congressman Roscoe Bartlett [Unable to sign due to ...

      Blog Source: | 2 months ago
    Fair Housing of Marin Pursues and Settles Systemic Race Discrimination Complaints. In "Law". CA State Sen. Mark Leno, Rep. Lynn Woolsey to be Honored by MHRC at MLK Jr. Award Dinner. In "LGBT". Housing Discrimination against Gays,&
  • Small Business – When Government Stacks the Deck Against You

      Blog Source: | 2 months ago
    Consultant Lynn Woolsey (D-CA), that stated: “By trying to alter the meaning associated with a small company with regard to federal government agreements through 500 in order to 100 workers, government agreements created specifically to ...

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