The Digital Journalist
© Melina Mara
Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-LA), center, greets friends and constituents before speaking at an Acts of Caring Awards ceremony on Capitol Hill. Landrieu held office in the Louisiana House from 1980 to 1988, was the state's treasurer from 1988 to 1996 and was a candidate for governor in 1995. Landrieu is one of four women senators with young children. (April 2001)