May 17, 1999
When he leaves office next year, he will leave an impressive legacy of service to the citizens. He brought integrity, innovation, and increased participation to the elections and voting process. He displayed grace and diplomacy while engaged in international trade and cultural relations. And, he consistently showed concern and compassion while advocating various causes like developmentally disabled children or the environment.
With an impressive list of professional and personal accomplishments, it will be nearly impossible to adequately replace Ralph Munro. Yet, in announcing his retirement so many months before the 2000 elections, Munro ensures that the contest to succeed him will be worthy of his legacy.
State Rep. John Lovick, 44th Legislative District