I started being involved in health and human service activist groups in 1968. I had always wished there would have been a way to support my family doing just that. It has been a part time, personal effort over the years. Advocacy for welfare recipients and mental patients got me started. Health care reform, especially the long term goal of single payer has been a passion of mine for decades. Frac sand became an issue when I moved across the river to Buffalo City WI in 2007. I am involved currently in the local two county Criminal Justice Coordinating Council, the multi-county mental health consortium advisory committee, the local advisory RSVP committee, serve as Chair of the local three county ADRC Board and serve as Chair of the County Democratic Party. I am retired and love that now I get paid to do whatever I want.