Hometown: Whitman, MA
Previous Occupation: Lecturer, Boston Universirty College of Communications; Health Care executive.
Previous Office: Elected Treasurer & Receiver-General of Massachusetts, Nov. 3, 1998, the first woman to hold this post. State Representative, 1987-92; State Senator 1993-95.
Education: BA, Yale Univ.; J.D. Boston Univ.
Birthplace: Native of Western Massachusetts; raised in Easthampton.
Spouse: married Emmet Hayes; daughters Jill & Regan.