Letter to the Editor: Cokie Roberts

To the Editor,

Cokie Roberts was a classmate of mine at Wellesley in 1964.  When I moved to Princeton, I became a political advisor and campaign manager for her sister, Mayor Barbara Sigmund. These two women, along with their wonderful mother Lindy Boggs, were so successful in the most competitive of arenas, not because they were women but because they were good.

In Barbara Sigmund’s campaigns for US Senate and mayor, Cokie was at her side with humor, advice and counsel. This family and their search for the good has changed Princeton in the last forty years.  Many of today’s Mercer County public officials came into public life because of this family.  Cokie had a critical role in that transformation.

Your good deeds will follow you.

Beth Healey