Senator Garrou always had a level head and a calming demeanor. In fact, the only time she ever got mad at me was when I was her garbage collector in the early 80’s and the truck tires went off her driveway.
We subsequently served together for eight years in the legislature. Despite being from different parties, we were able to work together to pass legislation that saved lives, minds and dollars for citizens of both Forsyth County and North Carolina.
She was not just a leader in the Democratic Party, she was a leader for all North Carolinians. Our hearts and prayers go out to the Garrou family. Her style was missed yesterday, today and tomorrow.