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St. Louis Senator Says He Will Represent All

January 31, 2001
By: Michelle Wirth
State Capital Bureau

St. Louis Senator Pat Dougherty, who was elected to the historically African-American 4th district, was sworn in as a Missouri State Senator today.

Dougherty is the first Caucasian senator to be elected in his district in forty years.

Dougherty says that his district is diverse and that he will represent the interests of all.

Actuality: Dougherty
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OutCue: I'll continue doing it.
Contents: I think it's the issues, so I'll be able to say to folks across the fourth senatorial district. I've been working on issues that are important to the whole community...been doing that for so many years. I'll continue doing it.

Dougherty served in the Missouri House of Representatives for over twenty years before becoming a state senator. From Jefferson City, I'm Michelle Wirth.

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