Legislative Leaders & A President - On the Range

Gordon M. Johnson Assembly Leadership Conference

I attended a State Legislative Leaders Conference this week in Jackson Hole, Wyoming with our Senate Majority Leader Loretta Weinberg.  The group meets from time-to-time to discuss the challenges we confront in our communities.  We work together to find solutions.  From these discussions we find new insights, new approaches, but most importantly answers to the complex problems we face.  Jackson Hole is home to the historic Town Square Park, a location where we met a former State Legislator and former President from Illinois.  He didn’t say very much, but you can learn a great deal if you take the time to listen closely.  Lincoln was a legislator, a leader, but even more so, a deep-thinker.  We addressed the issues at the Conference with a similar intellectual intensity and then took a thoughtful moment to reflect on the legacy of President Lincoln. 

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