Senate Staffer Elected as Planned Parenthood Federation National Chair

Mary Shallenberger, principal consultant to California Senate President Pro Tem John Burton, has been elected the next national chair of Planned Parenthood Federation of America. Shallenberger will take over at PPFA’s full membership meeting in December. She will fulfill her chair duties on her own time and will not receive pay for the position.

Sen. Burton commented, “With the right to choose under constant attack from the far right, it’s great to see a Senate staffer in the front lines, fighting to protect women’s freedom.”

Shallenberger said, “Planned Parenthood has been at the forefront of protecting the rights of families and women for generations …. I am honored and excited to be chosen to continue the legacy.”


Press Release - March 13, 1998

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