Tuesday, July 08, 2003
Farrell Daughters Make Congressional Debut
Its summer in the city Җ Washington, D.C. to be exact for the daughters of Westport First Selectwoman Diane Goss Farrell and it֒s definitely political.
Margaret Farrell, 16, started this week as a Senate page and Hillary Farrell, 20, began work two weeks ago as an intern in the office of Rep. Rosa DeLauro, a Democrat who represents Connecticuts third Congressional district.
Both are sharing an apartment this summer with their father, Win Farrell, a management consultant working on a Washington project.
Both Farrell parents participated in a five-hour orientation tour for Senate page parents over the weekend.
ғIt was fascinating, said Diane Farrell. ԓWe learned the kids were told they can expect to walk as much as seven and a half miles a day up and down the aisles and along the Congressional office hallways.
And of course they all have to memorize the names and faces of all the senators.”
Margaret will be a senior in the fall at New JerseyӒs Peddie School while Hillary will be entering her junior year at Brown University.
Has the Washington experience so far piqued the Farrell daughters interest in following in their MomҒs political footsteps?
I highly doubt it,Ӕ Westports top elected official said. ғNeither has expressed anything like that so far.