Southern Arizona U.S. Rep. Juan Ciscomani (R) has introduced legislation to name the post office in Duncan, Ariz. after the late Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor. O’Connor grew up on a large cattle ranch near Duncan, a town in Greenlee County close to the New Mexico border, before becoming the first woman appointed to the Supreme Court.
Ciscomani’s bill to honor O’Connor has support from both Arizona Republicans and Democrats in Congress.
“Raised on a cattle ranch near Duncan, Justice O’Connor proudly embraced her roots as an Arizona cowgirl throughout her lifetime,” said Ciscomani, who represents Duncan in Congress. “While she is most well-known for her legacy in Washington, D.C., her service to Arizona and the nation started far before her time on the Supreme Court. While it’s impossible to encompass the full impacts of her life, actions like this keep her legacy alive and serve as a reminder to the next generation to continue to break the glass ceiling.”
“The Sandra Day O’Connor Institute is delighted with this Duncan post office designation for Justice O’Connor,” said Sarah Suggs, president and CEO of the Sandra Day O’Connor Institute. “It is a fitting tribute from her days on the nearby Lazy B Ranch and southwestern upbringing that were so instrumental in her formative years. We commend Congressman Ciscomani and his Arizona congressional colleagues in their efforts to honor the Justice.”
Ciscomani also joined state lawmakers in a press conference promoting a separate push led by state Rep. Matt Gress (R-Phoenix) to honor O’Connor in the U.S. Capitol’s Statuary Hall.
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