Breaking News Bar
updated: 8/30/2012 6:03 AM

Delegate diary: Roselle woman a part of history

hello
Success - Article sent! close
  • Maria Piraino

      Maria Piraino

 
 

Name: Marie Piraino, alternate delegate

Hometown: Roselle

Q. What's it like being on the convention floor?

A. I really got emotional about it. I am so thankful to state Treasurer Dan Rutherford for giving the alternate delegates a chance to be on the floor with the delegates.

It is going to be such a wonderful memory to tell my children and grandchildren about. You are just so close. You're a part of history. There were tears in my eyes.

Q. Are you journaling?

A. Oh yes. I've been writing down a little bit every night.

Q. The convention runs late. Have you been going to the parties afterward?

A. I've been going and eating my way through them, trying a little bit of everything. And my pants are getting a little bit tight. But it's worth it.

Share this page
Comments ()
Guidelines: Keep it civil and on topic; no profanity, vulgarity, slurs or personal attacks. People who harass others or joke about tragedies will be blocked. If a comment violates these standards or our terms of service, click the X in the upper right corner of the comment box. To find our more, read our FAQ.