This is my 5th year on the board. It’s quite an honor to be part of such passion, commitment, brains, and talent in an organization that supports and defends every U.S. citizen equally. I am a Florida native and served 23 years as a Florida legislative analyst before launching a second career as a financial advisor. In addition to being a Big Bend Hospice volunteer and serving in multiple civic organizations over the years, I’ve served the League in assorted areas including lobby corp, speaker’s bureau, voter registration, event planning, and acting as a general rable-rousing board member. The League’s mission is to Empower Voters and Defend Democracy. Has there ever been a more important time in history for an organization such as ours? Every day we witness our world and way of life changing as our democracy faces challenge. The League of Women Voters makes a difference, and it certainly feels like there has never been a more important time.