Interview with Dorothy Priddy, November 9, 2005



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Priddy (House 1970-1991, 45th district; Democrat) discusses her family history, Native American heritage, growing up in Louisville, her father's position as a Baptist minister, her education in drafting and engineering, and her marriage at a very young age. She discusses her entry into politics via serving as precinct captain for her district, her daughter Margie's birth during her first session as legislator, and how Margie became a fixture at the Capitol during legislative sessions. Priddy recalls her experience as a woman in a male-dominated environment, meeting with GE and Ford representatives, legislation concerning water quality, roads, criminal sentencing, domestic abuse, and drug abuse. Highlights include Priddy's arrest during the busing riots in Louisville and her work towards the Marital Rape bill. Part 1 of 2.

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2005oh135_leg083
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Interview Date: 
2005-11-09

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