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A circuitous journey into politics

madeline-rogero-smallMadeline Rogero took a circuitous path to her current position as mayor of Knoxville, Tenn. After graduating from Furman with a degree in political science in 1979, Rogero worked with César Chávez’s United Farm Workers, a labor union advocating for better wages and conditions for migrant farm workers. She then moved to Knoxville in 1980, where she earned a master’s degree at the University of Tennessee in urban planning and started working with community-based organizations. Rogero talked about her journey into politics when she spoke recently to students in the “Women, Politics and the Law” class at UT.  Read more in The Daily Beacon.

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