Margaret Boeth was born in Lubbock, Texas and grew up in a military family with her parents and two sisters and enjoyed living in different states and in Japan for 3 years. She earned her degree in Elementary Education from the University of Central Missouri, married her high school sweetheart (who majored in music) and they began their teaching careers in the suburbs of St. Louis, Missouri. They began to raise 2 sons and after 12 years they moved to Florida. They were blessed to have 4 grandsons and love living on Lake Talquin in Tallahassee.
Margaret’s favorite subject to teach 5th graders was American History and U.S. Presidents. She told her husband, “If we ever move to a capital city, it would be fun to work in the legislature to see how it really functions.” Her wish was granted in 1985, when they moved to Tallahassee. She joined the League of Women Voters and then got a job during session to work as an assistant to a secretary of a Florida Legislative representative. “What an eye-opener!!!” After session she was hired to work in the Attorney General’s Office as a Program Administrator and Research Training Specialist in Crime Prevention for over 28 years. During her tenure she developed the “Crimes Against the Elderly” and the “School Resource Officer” programs”; was selected as the Florida State Employee of the year (1995) and was recognized by the Florida Bar Elder Law Section for Outstanding Service to Florida’s Elderly (2015).
Following retirement Margaret became actively involved in the Tallahassee League as Board Secretary and Voter Services Chair; she was recently reelected to another Board term. She is passionate about securing our democracy through education, and appreciative and honored to serve as a member.
In addition to being an active Leaguer, Margaret enjoys working with her home-owners association, and quilting.