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Life on a Deadline

Inevitably, when you imagine your state legislators in action, the image you get isn't one of action but inaction. At least, that's what's always popped up in my head. I thought these politician-type people were really just bozos who got paid to make me angry. Representative Charlotte Gardner changed my mind about that. A republican from Rowan county, this extrordinary lady works extremely hard to ensure that the needs of her constituents, family and fellow legislators are all always met. There is no such thing as a break for Gardner, who tries to be -- and succeeds in being -- everywhere all at once. But enough from me. Take a look at the story and let Rep. Gardner convince you of her dedication and zeal herself.

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