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Mary Cathcart. a senior policy associate at the University of Maine's Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center, received the 2021 Minerva Award.

The Minerva award is presented annually by Maine NEW Leadership to recognize a Maine woman who exemplifies the values of the program, including leadership for the betterment of Maine; a commitment to civil dialogue; and a passion for civic engagement.

A long-time champion for education and for Maine's women and children, Cathcart served in the State Legislature representing Clifton, Eddington, Orono and Veazie from 1988- 1994, and as the Senator from then District 7, part of Penobscot County, from 1996- 2004.


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