Mesa Public Library’s Quotes: The Authors Speak Series presents aurthor and former New Mexico Sen. Dede Feldman at 7 p.m., Thursday in the Upstairs Rotunda at Mesa Public Library.
As the first woman elected as a New Mexico senator from Albuquerque’s near North Valley, Feldman was a pioneer for women in government. Serving as the state senator for District 13 from 1997 to 2012, Feldman has a long history of promoting campaign finance reform, improved health insurance in New Mexico, and election reform.
Now Feldman has authored a book about her experiences. Inside the New Mexico Senate: Boots, Suits and Citizens is a legislative history with a human face. Here maverick leaders, shameless special interests, and earnest advocates clash in the unique arena that is the New Mexico Roundhouse. The New Mexico Senate comes alive, with stories of grit and grace, honor and disgrace.
Feldman is part of this season’s Quotes series, appearing Thursday, May 22 for the evening Authors Speak event. Find more information at http://www.dedefeldman.com/.
About the Authors Speak Series
Quotes: The Authors Speak Series is a monthly event featuring New Mexico’s authors speaking about their writing on a variety of subjects such as local and state history, travel, outdoor activities, New Mexico fiction, arts and culture, poetry, and more. The series is funded by the Friends of Los Alamos County Libraries. The talks are free and begin at 7 p.m., followed by the opportunity to meet the authors and enjoy refreshments. Some authors may participate with book sales and signings. So come by and relax, listen to and meet each in the fascinating lineup of authors.