Statement on the Death of Former Lieutenant Governor Lucy Baxley
MONTGOMERY, Alabama (October 14, 2016) – Lucy Baxley was a pacesetter for women, including myself, being elected statewide in Alabama. She was the first woman to be elected Lieutenant Governor after serving two terms as State Treasurer. Her “I love Lucy” slogan expressed the adoration Alabamians had for her. Her zest for life was evident as she overcame a stroke, then was elected President of the Alabama Public Service Commission. As contemporaries who represented different political parties, I have always admired her commitment to public service and the broad support she attracted. My deepest sympathies to her family and friends. Lucy will be missed.