Interview with Dorothy Priddy, Margie Priddy, September 18, 2006

Priddy (House 1970-1991, 45th district; Democrat) and her daughter Margie discuss legislation on drug abuse, police and firefighters, economic development, receiving threatening letters and phone calls, the effects of the demands of the being a legislator on family life, Priddy's hands-on approach to committee work, the importance of communication with constituents, political heroes, impressions of the six governors under whom she served, and a change in camaraderie among legislators. The interview concludes with what Priddy misses about the legislature, her twelve years as a member of the School Board, daughter Margie's inclinations towards running for office, and how the advent of separate offices for legislators has put additional layers of bureaucracy between themselves and their constituents. Part 2 of 2.

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Brown, John Young, Jr., 1933-   Carroll, Julian Morton, 1931-   Carter, Jimmy, 1924-   Caucus   Clinton, Bill, 1946-   Collins, Martha Layne   Drug abuse   Drug abuse--Law and legislation--Kentucky   Economic development   Educational change   Fire fighters--Kentucky   Ford, Wendell H., 1924-   Frankfort (Ky.)   Jefferson County (Ky.)   Kentucky   Kentucky. Education Reform Act (1990)   Kentucky. General Assembly. Legislative Research Commission   Kentucky. Governor (1967-1971 : Nunn)   Kentucky. Governor (1971-1974 : Ford)   Kentucky. Governor (1974-1979 : Carroll)   Kentucky. Governor (1979-1983 : Brown)   Kentucky. Governor (1983-1987 : Collins)   Kentucky. Governor (1987-1991 : Wilkinson)   Legislators--Kentucky--Interviews   Lobbyists   Lobbyists-- Kentucky   Louisville (Ky.)   Nunn, Louie B., 1924-2004   Police--Kentucky   Priddy, Dorothy, 1935-   Priddy, Dorothy, 1935- --Interviews   Priddy, Margie   Priddy, Margie--Interviews   Prisons   School board members--Kentucky   Stovall, Thelma L., 1919-1994   Threats   Wallace, George C., (George Corley), 1919-1998   Wilkinson, Wallace G.   Women legislators   Women legislators--Kentucky--Interviews  

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