Maggie Brooks named NYS’s 2012 republican Woman of the Year | People
Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks has been named New York State’s republican Woman of the Year.
On Tuesday, Brooks was presented with the Henrietta Wells Livermore Woman of the Year Award by the New York State Federation of Republican Women during the organization's annual convention in Albany.
Brooks said, "It is my great honor and distinct privilege to accept the Henrietta Wells Livermore Woman of the Year Award for 2012. This recognition holds particular significance to me because of our community's close ties to Susan B. Anthony and the storied history of woman's suffrage movement. As Monroe County's first elected female Executive, I do feel a debt of gratitude to all those who worked tirelessly to create fairness and political equality in the past, so that I could be where I am today. Now, as we fight together to put our nation back on the path to prosperity, let us be reminded of Susan B. Anthony's lasting advice - failure is impossible."
The New York State Republican Woman of the Year award is presented each year by the New York State Federation of Republican Women to a female leader in recognition of her accomplishments in furthering women's political involvement by showing personal excellence and professional achievement.
Brooks was formally nominated for the Henrietta Wells Livermore Woman of the Year Award by Jean Carrozzi, President of the Monroe County Federation of Republican Women.