On February 19, 1999, I attended a press conference at the Capitol where Governor Patton announced that Laura Douglas had resigned as Secretary of the Public Protection and Regulation Cabinet effective March 1, 1999. Laura will become Vice-President and General Counsel of the Louisville Water Company. Laura has been a dear friend of mine, and an effective advocate for DPA, enabling many of our successes over the past 2 1/2 years. We will miss Laura, and hope that a new Cabinet Secretary will be appointed who will understand, as did Laura, the needs of Kentucky's poor and the strategies for meeting those needs. We wish her Godspeed.
- Ernie Lewis, Public Advocate