Wednesday, January 04, 2006

Arizona Gets First Out Lesbian Senator

(Link) A unanimous County Board of Supervisors vote put Paula Aboud in the District 28 State Senate seat left empty when her predecessor ran for higher office, beating two straight guys who were also vying for the job. You go, grrl!

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LNewsEditor said...

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by Mark Kerr
Tucson Observer

Tucson, AZ - History was made Tuesday, Jan. 3, when the first open Lesbian was named to the Arizona Senate.

By a unanimous vote during their weekly meeting, the Pima County Board of Supervisors named Paula Aboud to the vacant District 28 State Senate seat for the remainder of the term. Aboud succeeds Gabrielle Giffords, who resigned to run for the Democratic nomination for the open U.S. House seat for Congressional District 8.

"I'm very honored by the Supervisors and District 28," Aboud is quoted as saying after the vote by the Supervisors, required by Arizona law when a state legislative seat opens up. "I look forward to standing up for the rights of the people of Arizona."

Aboud was one of three individuals named for consideration by the Legislative District 28 Democratic Precinct Committeemembers, by state law, had met to forward three names to the Board of Supervisors for consideration. State Representatives Ted Downing and David Bradley were the other two names forwarded to the Board.