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Jean Pierce

2nd Vice President and Action Chair

Jean was introduced to the League in 2008 after she retired as a Professor of Educational Psychology at Northern Illinois University. Her first experience was serving on the national League’s study committee which developed the Federal Role in Public Education position. She headed the equity part of the study. After that experience, she joined the LWV of Illinois Issues and Advocacy Committee, which she chaired from 2014-2023. In 2023 she moved to Oregon, joining the Washington County Unit and the LWVOR Action Committee. Jean served as Co-chair of that committee with Becky Gladstone, completing Alice Bartelt’s term. She coordinates advocacy for Social Policy Issues. Jean’s focus is on Education issues. She is also leading a task force studying and recommending concurrence with other state League’s positions on K-12 education.

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