Meet Lucille Drain, who until last month was the oldest elected official in Texas. At the age of 96, she’s resigned her Newark City Council seat before the end of her term, after 26 years of service.
The main reason for her early resignation? Here’s what the Wise County Messenger reported, from her resignation letter:
“The main reason for resigning early before term ceases, I care not to work with new council members through computers with all the questions and answers cut and dried before meetings.”
Adding, “I don’t think the city can be run by computers,” she took it to the house.
You’re wise beyond your years, Lucille. Utterly charming. Thank you for your public service.