Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Chaparral Lawmaker Mourned.(Obituary)

Byline: S.U. Mahesh Journal Capitol Bureau

Wright Remembered For Her Tenacity

SANTA FE State Rep. Delores Wright of Chaparral, whom colleagues called a tireless advocate for her southern New Mexico constituents, died Friday at a Santa Fe hospital.

"She certainly was one of a kind," a tearful Sen. Cynthia Nava, D-Las Cruces, said at a news conference attended by Democrat and Republican legislators at the Capitol. "Her advocacy, her spirit and her tenacity will be hard to replace."

A pillow in the 71-year-old lawmaker's office at the Capitol says, "A woman's place is in the House and in the Senate."

"She lived that saying," said her secretary, Luggie Martinez. …

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