Monday, September 16, 2013
Providence--"I was deeply saddened to learn of former Secretary of State Susan L. Farmer's passing. She was a woman of great courage and political leadership, serving as a role model for Rhode Island women throughout the state who aspired to participate in politics at the level of statewide elected office. She has made a lasting impression on me and so many of my peers. Women from all walks in this state will be forever indebted to Susan Farmer for her service to Rhode Island government, as well as for her accomplishments as a business leader at WSBE Rhode Island PBS. She will be sorely missed, and I send my thoughts and prayers to her family and friends."