Legislators Praise Knox Grad

a-2016-04-10-porter-retireFrom: The Washington Post (Washington, DC) –

 

The Washington Post profiles Knox grad Lynne Porter:

For nearly three decades, Lynne B. Porter has worked as the Maryland Senate reading clerk, calling out the name of each bill as it is considered, tallying votes and projecting the legislation under consideration on two electronic screens… Porter, 63, is treasured in the august State House chamber for her unflappable calm… She will walk away from her microphone for the last time at midnight Monday (April 11, 2016), when she retires from the Department of Legislative Service…

Porter grew up in Baltimore and attended all-girls Western High School. She received a bachelor’s degree in political science from Knox College… Senate president Thomas V. Mike Miller Jr.) praised her language skills on the Senate floor (she speaks Russian and French). He calls her a multi-talented person who has a “calming influence” on the Senate… Read more…