Thursday, September 14
Happy Trails Ann
Inauguration day, January 15, 1991. The first woman to be elected Texas governor on her own merits, Governor Richards appointed more women, blacks, and Hispanics to office than any previous administration. She worked with the legislature to achieve insurance reform, new ethics rules for lobbyists, better hazardous waste management, and restructuring of public school financing.
Ann Richards died yesterday...I will miss her sardonic wit, ineffable charm, irreverence and commitment to creating a seat at the table for everyone.