Dawn Clark Netsch: 'Straight shooter' was first Illinois woman to hold statewide office, USA

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Dawn Clark Netsch: 'Straight shooter' was first Illinois woman to hold statewide office, USA

Dawn Clark Netsch was a political pathfinder for generations of Illinois women, the first to hold statewide office and the first nominated by a major party for governor.

Mrs. Netsch, an unabashed liberal who decades ago championed social causes that only recently have become the focus of state and national political debates, died Tuesday. She was 86.

 

(We invite our readers to read the full article published on March 5, 2013 by the Chicago Tribune)

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