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Anne Wexler

August 13, 2009
 
Dear PURRE Members:

Anne Wexler, one of the nation’s most influential lobbyists and founder of Wexler & Walker Public Policy Associates – and beloved mother of PURRE’s Public Policy Director Dan Wexler – died August 7 at her home in Washington, D.C.

Known throughout her career for her willingness to work on both sides of the political aisle, Ms. Wexler has long been considered one of the most powerful and well-connected lobbyists in Washington. She passed away at the age of 79 after a long battle with cancer.

Wexler & Walker has been responsible for PURRE’s public policy work for several years, with both Ms. Wexler and her son Dan involved in PURRE’s cause. Some four or five years ago, Ms. Wexler began spending more time at her Sanibel home and became committed to PURRE, whose work was close to her heart. In fact, although
Ms. Wexler had cut back her time at the office, her name remains on a single lobbying registration: for the PURRE Water Coalition. In addition, PURRE is one of the charities the family has named to receive donations in her memory. 

The PURRE family offers its condolences to Dan and his family and its gratitute to Anne Wexler, a giant in her field who leaves behind not only a legacy of exceptional work but many groundbreaking achievements, including being the first woman to run a lobbying firm like Wexler & Walker. We are proud to have been associated with her and to continue to be associated with her firm and with her talented son. 

Please take the time to visit the links below to learn more about Anne Wexler.
 
Anne Wexler Memorial Website:
http://www.rememberingannewexler.com/obit.html
 
The New York Times obituary:
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/08/09/us/politics/09wexler.html?_r=1
 
The Washington Post obituary:
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/08/08/AR2009080802128.html
 
The Washington Times obituary:
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2009/aug/07/famed-lobbyist-anne-wexler-dies-cancer/

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