is a fourth generation Californian and a descendent of pioneers who ran a horse trading post in Eureka in 1840, long before the gold rush and the Civil War.
Margaret is an alumna of Smith College and UC Berkeley and holds degrees in philosophy and law. She is a Certified Financial Planner, was a commercial real estate broker for forty-one years and is an active member of the California and American Bar Associations. She has authored or edited over forty public policy books.
Margaret has been Director of the Harry Singer Foundation since 1987 when she co-founded it with Mel. One of the goals of this national operating foundation has been to promote responsibility and involve citizens more fully in their communities. Margaret has given public policy her full attention (pro bono publico) for twenty-eight years.
Her biography has been published in seven different Marquis Who's Who categories since 1984 including Who's Who In America and Who's Who In The World.