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Tea with Laura

slonsky-breault-and-bush.jpgOakland resident Roseann Slonsky-Breault joined more than 200 leaders of the National Federation of Republican Women for afternoon tea with First Lady Laura Bush at the White House last Wednesday, March 28.

Slonsky-Breault is a regional director with the California Federation of Republican Women and immediate past president of the Piedmont Area Republican Women, as well as a member of the Alameda County Republican Central Committee. Mrs. Bush had invited the NFRW to the White House to thank the group for its participation in education and literacy programs, and to encourage members to continue their education advocacy efforts. Founded in 1938, the NFRW is one of the largest women’s political organizations in the country with 100,000 members and 1,800 local clubs nationwide.

Josh Richman

Josh Richman covers state and national politics for the Bay Area News Group. A New York City native, he earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Missouri and reported for the Express-Times of Easton, Pa. for five years before coming to the Oakland Tribune and ANG Newspapers in 1997. He is a frequent guest on KQED Channel 9’s “This Week in Northern California;” a proud father; an Eagle Scout; a somewhat skilled player of low-stakes poker; a rather good cook; a firm believer in the use of semicolons; and an unabashed political junkie who will never, EVER seek elected office.