Appointed February 2008 - Present
Appropriations I (Chairperson); Appropriations II (Vice-Chairperson); Committee of the Whole; Environment and Conservation; Executive; Government Reform; Human Services; Oversight Medicaid Mang. Care, Spec (Chairperson); Subcommittee on Special Issues (HS) (Sub-Chairperson); Sub. on Consequences of Fed.Policy.
Born May 8, 1963, in Lake Forest; B.A. in urban studies from Princeton; M.A. in public policy from Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government; former budget director, Wisconsin Department of Industry, Labor and Human Relations and former strategic planner, Chicago Public Schools; married (husband, Leo Smith) with three children.