Wasserman Schultz Statement on Passing of Rhea Chiles

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Pembroke Pines, FL, November 9, 2015 | comments
Florida has lost a consummate advocate for children and families in the passing of Rhea Chiles. After serving as Governor Lawton Chiles' graduate teaching assistant in graduate school at the University of Florida, I met Mrs. Chiles during his first gubernatorial campaign in 1990. As Florida's First Lady, she led the way throughout his two terms to improve the well-being of Florida's children.
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Pembroke Pines, Fla. – U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-23) released the following statement today after former Florida first lady Rhea Chiles passed away: 
“Florida has lost a consummate advocate for children and families in the passing of Rhea Chiles.
“After serving as Governor Lawton Chiles' graduate teaching assistant in graduate school at the University of Florida, I met Mrs. Chiles during his first gubernatorial campaign in 1990. 
“As Florida's First Lady, she led the way throughout his two terms to improve the well-being of Florida's children. I became a new mom while serving in the Florida House of Representatives shortly after Governor Chiles’ passing, and know that I along with millions of parents in Florida owe a tremendous debt of gratitude for the foundation they both laid for the quality of life of Florida's children.
“My thoughts and condolences are with Mrs. Chiles’ children and family during this difficult time.”
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