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Barbara F. Vucanovich

Barbara F. Vucanovich: From Nevada to Congress, And Back Again

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ISBN: 0874176239
Издательство: University of Nevada Press
Год издания: 2005
Страниц: 311
Book Description "I realized early on that you had to be true to your convictions, even if it meant you might not win the next election." When Reno Republican Barbara Vucanovich was elected to Congress in 1982, she became the first Nevada womanever elected to a federal office, and the first person to represent Nevada?s newly created Second Congressional District. Campaigning as a "tough grandmother," she distinguished herself during her fourteen-year service in the U.S. House of Representatives by her indefatigable efforts on behalf of her state, her commitment to the conservative ideals of her party and the needs of her constituency, and her commonsensical approach to politics and her own life. In this engaging, richly informative memoir, Vucanovich reflects with candor and modesty on her political career and the long road that led to it - her years as mother of a growing family, businesswoman, and community and Republican Party volunteer, and her introduction to...