DMH Spotlight - Midge Costanza 1932-2010 Back

Mar 23, 2010 ... Longtime lesbian politico Midge Costanza died of cancer Tuesday afternoon surrounded by family and friends at Mercy Hospital in San Diego,

Midge Costanza handing out programs at the NY State Women's Meeting on the Empire State PLaza in Albany, one of 50 state conferences preliminarythe First National Women's Conference, Houston, 1977. After years as a Democratic Party volunteer, Costanza was elected to the Rochester City Council in 1973, the first woman elected to the council. The next year she tried, unsuccessfully, to unseat a Republican congressman. Bella Abzug mentored Midge and then Costanza replaced Bella Abzug in the White House, after Jimmy Carter fired Abzug 1/13/79.

Midge Costanza speaking at forum, First National Women's Conference, Houston, 1977 by its official photographer.

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