Christine was born in New York City and, in the mid-1950s, her family moved to Pompano Beach in South Florida. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education, with a minor in public administration, from Florida Atlantic University. After graduation, she worked as a social worker for the state’s Department of Family and Children’s Services.
In 1979, Christine became what she calls a “professional volunteer”, and the next 10 years was spent serving as a City Commissioner and Mayor of Coconut Creek; President of the Coconut Creek Women’s Club; Founder of the local Democratic Club and the City’s Educational Cooperative; and, chairman of several clubs, organizations, and committees. Her family moved to Tallahassee in 1988 and for three years, Christine was a legislative analyst for the House K-12 Education Committee, which combined her interests of education and public administration. For the next 26 years, she worked as “soccer mom” and for the Leon County Board of County Commissioners, first as an employee relations analyst and 17 years as the Agenda Coordinator, before retiring in 2017.
She found her way to the Tallahassee Chapter of the League of Women Voters in early 2018 and has had the privilege to serve on the Board and the Local Government Committee. As a member of the Committee, she worked on the League’s 2018 Candidate Forums and, in 2020, a crucial year for the country that faced a pandemic and a contentious Presidential election, she co-chaired the LWVT’s Candidates Forums. Partnering with the Tallahassee Democrat and its “Zoom” platform and the hard work and dedication of the Committee members, the forums were extremely successful in educating our citizens on the local elections’ candidates and important issues while reaching a record-setting audience.
Christine plans to continue to be an involved member, working diligently to register voters, and educate Leon County citizens on the functions and legislation of local and state government.