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Outgoing Indiana Secretary of State Sue Anne Gilroy '70 Reflects on 8 Years in Office

December 31, 2002

December 31, 2002, Greencastle, Ind. - "Republican Sue Anne [Stames] Gilroy, the highest-ranking woman in state government, leaves the secretary of state's office today after eight years -- a tenure marked by election reform, better enforcement of investment fraud and upgrades in technology," writes the Indianapolis Star's Michele McNeil Solida of the 1970 DePauw University graduate.

An article in today's paper, entitled "Gilroy proud of changes to office," notes that "Gilroy, 54, was barred by term limits from running again. She hasn't decided what to do next but knows she'll take a job in Indiana's private sector. She's already turned down a job as a lobbyist and didn't want to pursue an opportunity to work in President Bush's administration." (top image shows Gilroy on the cover of the October 1999 issue of Indianapolis Woman magazine)

Solida adds that when Gilroy "started the job eight years ago, the secretary of state's office had not a single computer on a desk. 'This office didn't matter. Now it does. This is a place where government, voters, investors and businesses all come together,' Gilroy said. The office has become the center of the state's efforts to reform elections and crack down on corporate fraud."

You can read the story in its entirety at the newspaper's Web site by clicking here.