A native of Toledo, Arlene Singer attended the University of Toledo for both her undergraduate and legal education. She had not served in any elected office prior to her 1986 election to the state legislature. As a one-term state representative, she was a member of the following House committees:
-Civil and Commercial Law,
-Judiciary and Criminal Justice.
Her community involvement included service with the American, Ohio, and Lucas County bar associations; the Toledo Women's Bar Association; Business and Professional Women (Ft. Meigs Chapter); and Vietnam Vets of America, Local 35.
Biography courtesy of the Ohio Women's Policy and Research Commission