Best Role Model for Aspiring Politicians

Glen Maxey

The Mr. Deeds myth is a powerful one, but political success comes not from naive innocence but from hard work and a clear vision. Starting with absolutely no advantages -- a flat-broke gay progressive white man in a Hispanic district in a conservative statehouse -- Glen Maxey left the Lege after a decade of tireless effort with the respect of his colleagues, an impressive record, and the admiration of constituents of all colors, shapes, and sizes. Even after having his seat redistricted out from under him, Maxey still deserves his Hollywood ending.

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