Name: Beth Krom
Birthplace: Buffalo, N.Y.
How long have you lived in the 48th District? Since 1986
Occupation: Irvine city councilwoman
Education: Kenmore West High School, 1976; University of Texas at Austin, 1981 bachelor's degree in education with a Texas certificate for elementary education and education of the visually impaired
Previously elected or appointed positions: Irvine City Council, 2000-02, 2002-04, 2008-present; mayor of Irvine 2004-06, 2006-08. Orange County Sanitation District, Transportation Corridor Agencies, Orange County Fire Authority, Southern California Assn. of Governments, Orange County Great Park Corporation, Laguna Canyon Foundation, Discovery Science Center
Community organizations you belong to: Crystal Cove Alliance, Hadassah Southern California, Women For: Orange County, Women in Leadership
What is the most critical issue now in the 48th Congressional District? As Orange County’s job center, jobs and the economy will continue to be the greatest challenge for our district for the foreseeable future.