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Lida Harkins' Biography
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Lida E. Harkins
Divorced; 3 Children: Michael, Julie, Joseph
Jersey City, NJ
Graduate Studies, Boston College
BA, Regis College, 1966
Former Majority Whip, Massachusetts House of Representatives
Representative, Massachusetts House of Representatives, 1988-2010
Chair/Member, Needham Public School Board, 1976-1982
Chair, School Committee Board, 1979-1980
Member, Needham Transportation Committee, 1988-present
Vice-Chair, House Committee on Ethics, present
Chairman, Legislative Commission on Education Finance
Chairman, Special Commission to Look At Alternatives to Property Tax, present
Chairman, Special Commission to Look At Special Education Law, 1998-1999
Chairman, Governor's Task Force Commission on Special Education, 1997-1998
Program Director, The Education Co-Operative, 1985-1988
Teacher, Boston Public Schools, Wakefield Parochial School, 1966-1968
Religious, Civic, and other Memberships
Board of Directors, Charles River Association for Retarded Citizens, 1990-present
Experience, Boston Network for Women in Politics and Government
Member, Women Democrats of Metro-West, 1990-2002
Member, Women's Legislative Caucus, 1988-2002
Board Member, Boy Scouts of America, 1988-1992
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