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Rep. Ciscomani leading effort to honor Sandra Day O鈥機onnor聽

Southern Arizona U.S. Rep. Juan Ciscomani (R) has introduced legislation to name the post office in Duncan, Ariz. after the late Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor. O’Connor grew up on a large cattle ranch near Duncan, a town in Greenlee County close to the New Mexico border, before becoming the first woman appointed to the Supreme Court.

Ciscomani’s bill to honor O鈥機onnor has support from both Arizona Republicans and Democrats in Congress. 

鈥淩aised on a cattle ranch near Duncan, Justice O鈥機onnor proudly embraced her roots as an Arizona cowgirl throughout her lifetime,鈥 said Ciscomani, who represents Duncan in Congress. 鈥淲hile she is most well-known for her legacy in Washington, D.C., her service to Arizona and the nation started far before her time on the Supreme Court. While it鈥檚 impossible to encompass the full impacts of her life, actions like this keep her legacy alive and serve as a reminder to the next generation to continue to break the glass ceiling.鈥

鈥淭he Sandra Day O鈥機onnor Institute is delighted with this Duncan post office designation for Justice O鈥機onnor,鈥 said Sarah Suggs, president and CEO of the Sandra Day O鈥機onnor Institute. 鈥淚t is a fitting tribute from her days on the nearby Lazy B Ranch and southwestern upbringing that were so instrumental in her formative years. We commend Congressman Ciscomani and his Arizona congressional colleagues in their efforts to honor the Justice.鈥

Ciscomani also joined state lawmakers in a press conference promoting a separate push led by state Rep. Matt Gress (R-Phoenix) to honor O鈥機onnor in the U.S. Capitol鈥檚 Statuary Hall.聽

Photo courtesy Rep. Ciscomani via .

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