Norton Statement on Passing of D.C.’s First Shadow Senator, Florence Pendleton
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) issued the following statement on the passing of Florence H. Pendleton, the District of Columbia’s first shadow senator.
"Senator Florence Pendleton and I were first elected at the same time. Florence was a distinguished principal in D.C. Public Schools who further distinguished herself as the District's first shadow senator, which she served as for three terms. I will always remember Florence as a friend.
"Our city will remember this year, the year the House passed our D.C. statehood bill, with gratitude for Senator Pendleton's service to the District of Columbia."