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Eleanor Kinnaird's Biography
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Eleanor 'Ellie' G. Kinnaird
Divorced; 3 Children: Robinson, Michael, Paul
JD, North Carolina Central University School of Law, 1992
MA, Music, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, 1973
BA, Carleton College, 1953
Senator, North Carolina State Senate, 1997-2013
Mayor, Town of Carrboro, 1987-1996
Former Member, Appropriations/Base Budget Committee, North Carolina State Senate
Former Member, Finance Committee, North Carolina State Senate
Member, Joint Legislative Commission on Governmental Operations
Member, Joint Legislative Correction and Crime Control Commission
Former Member, Mental Health and Youth Services Committee, North Carolina State Senate
Minority Caucus Secretary, North Carolina State Senate
Former Member, Rules and Operations of the Senate Committee, North Carolina State Senate
Former Member, Subcommittee on Natural and Economic Resources, North Carolina State Senate
Member, Town of Carrboro Economic Sustainability Commission
Member, Advisory Committee, Family-Centered Services, 2005
Member, Governor's Advocacy Council on Children and Youth, 2005
Member, Interagency Council for Coordinating Homeless Programs, 2005
Member, Energy Policy Council, 2003
Member, Environmental Review Commission, 2003
Co-Chair, Legislative Study Commission on Children and Youth, 2003
Chair, Legislative Womens Caucus, 2001-2002
Member, Carrboro Downtown Commission, 1985-1987
Member, Carrboro Historic Task Force, 1985-1987
Chair, Chapel Hill Historic District Commission, 1979
Attorney, North Carolina Prisoner Legal Services, Incorporated, 1993-2003
Library Technical Assistant, University of North Carolina Music Library and Wilson Library, 1982-1989
Private Music Teacher and Performer, 1973-1982
Religious, Civic, and other Memberships
Board Member, Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Coalition of North Carolina
Member, Back Together Again
Member, Board of Governors, Summit House
Member, League of Women Voters
Member, Budo Karate, 1999-2002
Chair, Board of Directors, Our Children's Place, 2001
Member, Board of Directors, Summit House, 2001
Member, Habitat For Humanity Host Committee for Orange County, 2001
Member, Advisory Board, University of North Carolina School of Nursing, 1998-2000
Member, North Carolina Alliance for Arts Education, 1997-2000
Member, Chapel of the Cross Social Ministry Committee, 1998
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