Marci has been actively engaged in her community and the state, serving on the boards of the League of Women Voters of Lawrence-Douglas County and of Kansas, the Kansas Preservation Alliance, the Kansas Grassroots Arts Association, the Community Mercantile, the University of Kansas Student Housing Association, and the Lawrence Advisory Board for Housing and Credit Counseling, Inc. She was Treasurer of the Oread Neighborhood Association and the Lawrence Preservation Alliance, and currently chairs the Endowment Committee for her congregation.
Proud University of Kansas Alumni & Retired Staff Member
Marci graduated from the University of Kansas School of Architecture and Urban Design in 1973 and was hired to teach there for a year before going to London to work in the architecture office of London Transport. She was asked to return to Lawrence in 1976 to work in the office of the University Landscape Architect and continued to work at KU in a variety of roles, as an instructor and as staff in facilities planning, space management, and sustainability before retiring from KU in 2012.
Lifetime of Political
She began her career in politics when, after serving on the Community Development Block Grant Advisory Board, she was elected to the Lawrence City Commission in 1979 and served two years as Mayor of Lawrence from 1981-83. A Democrat, Marci was first elected to the Senate in 2004 to represent the 2nd District which now includes parts of Douglas and Jefferson counties and has served on many committees including the Senate’s Agriculture and Natural Resources, Assessment and Taxation, Utilities, and Ways and Means and Committees.