Elizabeth Emken

California's senators

California's senators

Democrats Barbara Boxer and Dianne Feinstein won a historic election in 1992: They were not only California's first women senators, it was the first time any state sent two women to the Senate at the same time. Each must soon decide whether she wants to run for a fifth full Senate term.

Barbara Boxer

AGE: 73


BACKGROUND: Stockbroker (1962-65); newspaper journalist (1972-74); congressional aide (1974-76); Marin County supervisor (1976-82); U.S. House of Representatives (1983-93)

FIRST SENATE RACE: Won 47.9% to 43% against Republican commentator Bruce Herschensohn of Los Angeles, following the retirement of Alan Cranston,...