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Marge made history

For The Madera Tribune

Marge Medellin with former Vice President Walter Mondale.


I first met Marge Medellin in 1972 when I moved to Madera County to teach. At the time, she was in charge of the audio-visual department for the County Schools Office. Later, she became the supervisor of the clerical employees.

Then she made history. In 1978, she was elected to the Madera City Council, the first woman to serve on the Council and later she was elected Mayor of Madera, the first Latina mayor ever elected to a California city.

A few weeks ago, she left us for her eternal reward, and we are now holding fast to her memory.


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