Bristol, Rhode Island , United States
|| June 09, 1937
|Last Modifed||Barack O-blame-a|
Mar 07, 2013 09:24pm
Jewish - Pro-Choice -
|Info||BORN: June 9, 1937, Philadelphia EDUCATION: Barnard College, B.A., 1958; Brown U, M.A.T., 1972; Northeastern U, J.D., 1982 FAMILY: Husband, William; four children RELIGION: Jewish MILITARY: None OCCUPATION: Lawyer POLITICAL CAREER: Rhode Island Treasurer, 1993- ADDRESS: P.O. Box 603216, Providence 02906. Tel.: 401-621-8238 |
Mayer, a social moderate who supports abortion rights, is a fiscal conservative with a record of cutting wasteful spending as the state's General Treasurer. She has detailed ideas on how to adjust the tax system, including indexing the capital-gains tax to inflation and giving estate-tax cuts to help small businesses. She'll have to buck a hefty Democratic tradition, though, to become the Ocean State's first female senator.