Margaret Boeth was born in Lubbock, Texas, and grew up in a military family with her parents and two sisters and they enjoyed living in different states and in Japan for three 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 two sons and after 12 years they moved to Florida. They were blessed to have four grandsons and love living on Lake Talquin in Tallahassee. Margaret enjoys working with their home-owners association, quilting and the LWV.
Margaret’s favorite subject to teach 5th graders was American History and U.S. Presidents. She once 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. About that experience Margaret says, “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. After retiring, Margaret Boeth became actively involved as a LWVT board member and secretary and then as Voter Services Chair. She feels passionate about securing our democracy through education and is appreciative and honored to serve as a member.