“I am very honored and excited that Louise has to come to Sacramento to represent our district. She has distinguished herself as an amazing leader, not just displaying poise while the entire world watched her in the Rose Parade but through her trailblazing leadership. She embraced the responsibility of being selected Rose Queen with a bold civic agenda, impressed everyone who has encountered her during this past year and exemplified intelligence, confidence and maturity.”
Siskel responded with words of gratitude. She said, “I am grateful to Senator Anthony Portantino for nominating me for the California Legislative Women’s Caucus Woman of the Year award. I feel lucky to be honored among a group of truly dedicated women who make the world a more kind and welcoming place. This year, as the 101st Rose Queen, I had the opportunity to promote scientific research, education, and inclusion. This recognition encourages me, and I hope will encourage others, to advocate for these values.”
Through Siskel’s leadership, young women in the LGBTQ and Jewish communities have a new and dynamic role model. The California State Senate LGBTQ Caucus and the California State Senate Jewish Caucus also recognized Louise for her accomplishments as well.
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