The Digital Journalist
© Melina Mara
Senior Sen. Olympia Snowe (R-ME) speaks to her press secretary, Dave Lackey, in a stairwell off the Senate floor prior to a vote. With Snowe's election to the Senate in 1994, she became only the second woman senator in history to represent Maine, following the late Sen. Margaret Chase Smith, who served from 1949 -- 1973. Snowe focuses on a number of issues, such as budget and fiscal responsibility; education, including student financial aid and education technology; national security; women's issues; health care; and campaign finance reform. (March 2003)