Pasadena Now: Rose Queen Louise Deser Siskel Honored at State Capitol as Senator Portantino's "Woman of the Year"

Wednesday, March 6 2019

Monday, California State Senator Anthony J. Portantino (D–La Cañada Flintridge) honored Rose Queen Louise Deser Siskel of San Marino as the 25th State Senate District 2019 Woman of the Year.

“I am very honored and excited that Louise has to come to Sacramento to represent our district. She has distinguished herself as an amazing leader, not just displaying poise while the entire world watched her in the Rose Parade but through her trailblazing leadership. She embraced the responsibility of being selected Rose Queen with a bold civic agenda, impressed everyone who has encountered her during this past year and exemplified intelligence, confidence and maturity,” Portantino said.

The California State Legislature first recognized March as Women is History Month in 1987 and has continued the tradition. Each year, members of the State Legislature recognize the exceptional women in their district with a celebration commemorating their accomplishments and positive impact on our communities.

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