Former “third story walkup, latch-key, street-cred kid”, ex-Aquarian Age wild child hippie chick, from New York City and Yonkers NY, got straight, conservative and Republican. Mary made a long pit-stop in snowy Central New York before relocating to the Hill Country in May 2010. Charter and past president of the Hill Country Optimist Club; Board member of the Kendall County Animal Shelter Advisory Committee; past Secretary and Vice-President of Kendall County Republican Women. Retired, with 36 years federal government service; BS, Syracuse University; Master, Social Science, SU’s Maxwell School of Public Citizenship. In a previous life she was an amateur bicycle racer, now settles for being a “fast recreational rider”; loves her bike, cooking, volunteer and political activities, and dotes on her three shih-Tzu “fur babies”. Favorite quote, attributed to her late husband, James: “If you can state a problem – you can solve a problem”.