is the Senator for Californiaís 9th District. A longtime public servant, Hancock previously served three terms as the representative of the 14th Assembly District, where she chaired the Committee on Natural Resources. Senator Hancock led the Committee to pass historic environmental legislation that protects open space, expands recycling programs and promotes healthy city-infill strategies in the state. She also served two terms as the Mayor of Berkeley from 1986-1994, and then went on to head the Western Regional Office of the U.S. Department of Education under the Clinton Administration for eight years. Hancock also has served as the Executive Director of the Shalan Foundation, which funded environmental and economic justice projects nationally, and was President Jimmy Carterís Regional Director for ACTION, overseeing a host of domestic volunteer programs.
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