One of those with no regrets that 2006 is gone is Missouri’s Secretary of State. Secretary of State Robin Carnahan says 2006 was a year of challenge for her personally and professionally. It was a year of elections and a lot of questions about how new technology would deal with the millions of voters and how some new election laws would be handled by poll workers, county clerks, and by Carnahan herself. There were petition drives and lawsuits stemming from them to be dealt with. And then there was breast cancer. She spent the year fighting it…and says the old year has ended with her doctor giving her a clean bill of health. She says one in seven women will develop breast cancer. But she says she has proven that early detection and treatment can produce a positive result. Carnahan kept a rigorous work schedule despite the cancer treatments. She says people expected her to do her job and she expected it of herself. She says she’s proud that the elections went as smoothly as they did despite all of the new issues connected with them. Carnahan says 2006 taught her patience and the need to be at peace with herself as she looks forward. She says she enters 2007 in that spirit. She’s already announced her decision to seek a second term, ending speculation she might shoot for the goverrnorship. And she has announced she’s geting married—although the date hasn’t been set.
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