Friday, January 11, 2013

Celebrity Friday: U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D)

Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) is the Advocate magazine's Person of the Year for 2012. In the cover story, there is some interesting background about the life story of the person who became the first known non-heterosexual to be elected to the United States Senate. She was valedictorian of her high school class in Madison, Wisconsin and went on to Smith College where she majored in mathematics and political science.

The article summarizes highlights of the Baldwin's long political career:
From her election to the Dane County Board of Supervisors at age 24 to her service in the Wisconsin State Assembly to her election as the first openly gay nonincumbent in the U.S. House of Representatives in 1998, Baldwin, now 50, has always been a trailblazer. Now, with her seat in the U.S. Senate, the granddaughter of the head costume designer for the University of Wisconsin’s theater department moves to her most visible stage to date in what has been called the “world’s most exclusive club.” She joins the Senate as the freshman member with the most seniority.
You can read the article online yourself, or very soon you will again be able to buy copies of The Advocate on news stands around the country!

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