The National Federation of Democratic Women announced Saturday that Secretary of State and U.S. Senate candidate Elaine Marshall has been selected as the "Outstanding Democratic Woman Elected Official' for 2010.
"I think this award is a little premature--I'd rather it come at the conclusion of my first term in the U.S. Senate!" said Elaine Marshall. "I'm grateful for this recognition of the work we've done. I'm honored to have had the opportunity to serve the people of North Carolina, and I hope to continue to serve this state well."
The national award is given annually to one female elected official as commendation for exemplary public service. Past winners include Governor Anne Richards of Texas, U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius of Kansas, and U.S. Senator Jean Carnahan of Missouri.