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Interview with Dottie Priddy, November 9, 2005

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Interview with Dottie Priddy, November 9, 2005
Dottie Priddy; interviewee. Jan Romond; interviewer.
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Priddy (House 1970-1991, 45th district; Democrat) discusses her family history, Native American heritage, growing up in Louisville, her father’s position as a Baptist minister, her education in drafting and engineering, and her marriage at a very young age. She discusses her entry into politics via serving as precinct captain for her district, her daughter Margie’s birth during her first session as legislator, and how Margie became a fixture at the Capitol during legislative sessions. Priddy recalls her experience as a woman in a male-dominated environment, meeting with GE and Ford representatives, legislation concerning water quality, roads, criminal sentencing, domestic abuse, and drug abuse. Highlights include Priddy’s arrest during the busing riots in Louisville and her work towards the Marital Rape bill. Part 1 of 2.
Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky
University of Kentucky
Legislators -- Kentucky -- Interviews., Women legislators -- Kentucky -- Interviews., Engineering -- Study and teaching., Louisville (Ky.) -- Politics and government., Spousal abuse -- Law and legislation -- Kentucky., Kentucky. Governor (1974-1979 : Carroll), Women legislators, Louisville (Ky.), Detroit (Mich.), Priddy, Margie, Economic Development Committee (Chair), General Electric Company, Ford Motor Company, Catholic Coalition Against the Death Penalty, Engineering, Religion, campaigning, Water quality, Roads, revenue allocation, Busing for school integration, Mental health, Drug abuse, Marital Rape Bill, roads legislation, water quality legislation, Truth in Sentencing bill, House (1970-1991), 45th district, Jefferson County (Ky.)
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