"judy baar topinka was one of the first politicians i ever became aware of - she was my state senator before i came into politics. she was beautiful, funny and an independent thinker. i was always in awe of her. she had the qualities we admire in our friends and public officials. she was articulate, sincere and had a wonderful sense of humor. she was smart, practical, tolerant and honest.she wasn't afraid to take strong positions and stand to defend them."">Skip to Main Content
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