RAYNA B LEHMAN grew up in working class family in the Bronx. Lehman’s professional life reflects her deep commitment to the labor movement. A member of Painters and tapers Local #15 for 15 years, she served as president for nine years. Since 1982, she served as the AFL-CIO Community Services Representative for the San Mateo Central Labor Council and labor liaison with United Way of the Bay Area. She was instrumental in founding the Start Program for women in non-traditional work, was a founding mother of the Advisory Council on Women, and is a member of the Hunger and Homeless Action Committee and the Second Harvest Food Bank Agency Committee. In 1978, she was cited for outstanding academic achievement by the Peninsula Area Painters Joint Apprenticeship Committee and in 1984, received the Unity Award from the central labor Council. In 1989, she was appointed to the San Mateo County Planning Commission.