Barbara Miranda — my friend, confidant, mentor and political partner for 20 years – is retiring as my Chief of Staff on Thursday.
Barbara is a uniquely decent person, always calm, always positive, always easy to talk to, an instant friend to thousands of people who have dealt with my office.
Barbara’s public service career began long before she joined me. Barbara has been the best kind of friend — one who will actually help you in a time of need – to thousands of people.
She doesn’t let up when there is a way to make a difference for a person. Perhaps the greatest lesson among many that Barbara has taught me is that you get the most done if you can be very tough and very nice at the same time. She is an exceedingly effective person.
As much as I truly will miss her, I understand her decision to spend more time with family and I look forward to continuing to work with her in the community.
Please help me give Barbara some more memories to reflect upon. Please take a minute to share a story or make a wish by making a comment on this post. You can be anonymous if you’d like – I’m sure she’ll remember who you are from the story.