Miers' Friends and Supporters Available for Radio, TV, Print Interviews ***UPDATED***



    WASHINGTON, Oct. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- The following is being issued by
 Progress for America:
 
     Topic                     Source
      Personal friend:          Raggio, Norton, Lundy, Pederson, Vickery,
                                Hunter, Davis, Hecht
 
      Relative:                 Lang-Miers
 
      College/Law School:       Lundy, Davis, Raggio
 
      Charitable/
      community service:        Dunning, Pederson, Rogers, Vickery
 
      TX Lottery Commission:    Whitaker, Clowe, Eads, Hill
 
      Dallas and/or Houston
      Bar Association:          Rogers, Liberato, Jordan, Hunter
 
      Dallas City Council:      Black
 
      State Bar Association:    Whitaker, Phillips, McHugh, Liberato, Jordan,
                                Enoch, Gonzalez, Hightower, Hill
 
      Southern Methodist
      University (SMU):         Rogers, Raggio
 
      Locke Liddell & Sapp:     Lang-Miers, LaBoon, Clements, Connop, Hill
 
      Locke, Purnell, Boren,
      Laney & Neely:            Hecht
 
      White House/Bush
      Administration:           Leitch, Kline
 
      Source is part of the TX
      legal community:          Boone, Coleman, Hartmann, Jordan, Raggio
 
      Source is/was Sitting TX
      Judge/Justice:            Lang-Miers, Phillips, Wainwright, Enoch,
                                Gonzalez, Hecht
 
      Source is a Democrat:     Dunning, Hightower, Hill
 
      Source is a Legal
      Professor/Dean/Academic:  Rogers, Norton, Eads
 
     Jan Hart Black:  Black is President of the Greater Dallas Chamber of
 Commerce.  Mrs. Black was the first woman city manager of Dallas and the first
 president of the Greater Dallas Chamber.  Mrs. Black has known Harriet Miers
 since her tenure on the Dallas City Council in the late 1980's.
 
     Michael Boone:  Boone is a member of the Board of Directors and one of the
 co-founders of Haynes and Boone, which is one of the largest and fastest-
 growing law firms in the U.S. Mr. Boone has more than 30 years experience
 practicing law in Dallas where he worked closely with Harriet Miers on
 numerous issues.
 
     Jerry Clements:  Clements is a partner in the Dallas office of the law
 firm of Locke Liddell & Sapp LLP, where she serves on the management committee
 and chairs the firm's 200-member litigation practice.  Ms. Clements worked
 closely with Harriet Miers when Ms. Miers served as co-managing partner of the
 firm.
 
     Tom Clowe:  Clowe has served on the Texas Lottery Commission since 1998
 and he succeeded Harriet Miers as Chairman in 2000.  Mr. Clowe worked closely
 with Harriet Miers during their tenures on the Texas Lottery Commission.
 
     Jim Coleman:  Coleman is a partner and founding member of Carrington,
 Coleman, Sloman & Blumenthal, L.L.P in Dallas, where he worked closely with
 Harriet Miers on numerous issues.  For more than half a century, Mr. Coleman
 has been a civil trial lawyer, representing plaintiffs and defendants in all
 types of disputes ranging from complex commercial to personal injury claims.
 
     Tom Connop:  Connop is a partner in the Dallas office of the law firm of
 Locke Liddell & Sapp LLP, where he worked closely with Harriet Miers when Ms.
 Miers served as co-managing partner of the firm.
 
     Clarice Davis:  Davis is a partner in the Dallas office of the law firm of
 Akin Gump, where Ms. Davis was Akin Gump's first female partner.  Ms. Davis
 and Harriet Miers attended Southern Methodist Law School together and clerked
 together after graduation.
 
     Tom Dunning:  Dunning is an insurance executive with Dunning Benefits
 Corporation in Dallas, Texas.  Mr. Dunning has known Harriet Miers for years
 and worked with her in the Dallas community.  Mr. Dunning was also a
 Democratic candidate for Mayor of Dallas in 2002.
 
     Linda Eads:  Eads is a constitutional law professor at Southern Methodist
 University, where Harriet Miers received her undergraduate and law degrees and
 later served as trial advocacy instructor and on the Law School's Executive
 Committee.  Professor Eads also served as Deputy Attorney General for Texas
 where she supervised 300 lawyers in the eleven civil litigation divisions of
 the Attorney General's Office and she represented the Texas Lottery Commission
 during Ms. Miers' tenure as Chairwoman.
 
     Craig T. Enoch:  Enoch served 11 years on the Supreme Court of Texas and
 nearly 22 years as a district and appeals court judge.  Justice Enoch worked
 with Harriet Miers during her tenure as president of the State Bar of Texas
 and while she was a prominent Texas attorney.
 
     Raul Gonzalez:  Gonzalez was elected as a Democrat to the Supreme Court of
 Texas, Associate Justice on the Thirteenth Court of Appeals in Corpus Christi
 and District Judge on the 103rd District Court in Brownsville.  Justice
 Gonzalez, who has known Harriet Miers for more than 25 years, currently serves
 on the University of Houston's Board of Regents and he is of counsel in the
 Austin office of Locke Liddell & Sapp LLP where Ms. Miers served as co-
 managing partner.  Justice Gonzalez also served as the Texas Supreme Court's
 liaison to the bar association during Ms. Miers' tenure as president of the
 State Bar of Texas.
 
     Robin P. Hartmann:  Hartmann is a partner with the Dallas law firm of
 Haynes and Boone, where he worked closely with Harriet Miers on numerous
 issues.  Mr. Hartmann has had an extensive and varied trial practice for over
 30 years.
 
     Nathan Hecht:  Hecht, who has known Harriet Miers for more than 30 years,
 has served on the Supreme Court of Texas since 1988.  Justice Hecht began his
 judicial service on the 95th District Court of Dallas County and he was
 elected to the Court of Appeals for the Fifth District of Texas at Dallas in
 1986.  Prior to joining the bench, Justice Hecht practiced law with Ms. Miers'
 in Dallas law firm of Locke, Purnell, Boren, Laney & Neely.
 
     Jack Hightower:  Hightower was elected as a Democrat to the Supreme Court
 of Texas, U.S. Congress, Texas Senate, Texas House of Representatives and
 local district attorney.  Justice Hightower worked with Harriet Miers during
 her tenure as president of the State Bar of Texas and while she was a
 prominent Texas attorney.
 
     John Hill:  Hill was elected as a Democrat as Attorney General of TX,
 Secretary of State and as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of TX.  Justice
 Hill is currently a partner with Winstead, Sechrest & Minick P.C.  Justice
 Hill worked with Harriet Miers during her tenure as chairwoman of TX Lottery
 Commission, president of the State Bar of TX and when they worked for the law
 firm of Locke, Liddell & Sapp LLP.
 
     Rhonda Hunter:  Hunter served as the first African American president of
 the Dallas Bar Association.  Ms. Hunter has known Harriet Miers for more than
 10 years and they worked together at the Dallas Bar Association.
 
     Darrell Jordan:  Jordan began his legal career as a prosecutor at the
 Dallas County District Attorney's office and he is currently the managing
 partner of Godwin Gruber law firm.  Mr. Jordan is a past president of the
 State Bar of Texas and he worked closely with Harriet Miers during her tenure
 as president of the Dallas Bar Association as well as the State Bar of Texas.
 
     Rebecca Kline:  Kline is managing partner in the Austin office of the law
 firm of Loeffler, Tuggey, Pauerstein and Rosenthal.  Ms. Kline worked with
 Harriet Miers in the Texas legal community as well as in the Bush
 administration.
 
     Bruce LaBoon:  LaBoon is a partner in the Houston office of the law firm
 of Locke Liddell & Sapp LLP and a former Vice Chairman and General Counsel of
 Texas Commerce Bancshares, Inc. Mr. LaBoon co-managed Locke Liddell & Sapp LLP
 with Ms. Miers prior to her departure.
 
     David Leitch:  Leitch is general counsel and a senior vice president of
 Ford Motor Company.  Mr. Leitch worked closely with Harriet Miers when he
 served as the deputy assistant to President George W. Bush and the White
 House's deputy counsel.
 
     Lynne Liberato:  Liberato is a partner in the Houston office of the law
 firm of Haynes and Boone and a past president of the Houston Bar Association
 and the State Bar of Texas.  Ms. Liberato worked closely with Harriet Miers
 during her tenure with the Houston and Texas Bar Associations.
 
     Peggy Lundy:  Lundy specializes in civil mediations and hosts her own talk
 radio show on 990AM in Dallas.  Mrs. Lundy's late husband, Judge Nick Lundy of
 Dallas, attended Southern Methodist University Law School with Harriet Miers
 and they have known each other for years.
 
     Elizabeth Lang-Miers:  Lang-Miers is Harriet Miers' sister-in-law and
 currently serves as a judge on the Fifth Court of Appeals in Dallas.  Prior to
 joining the bench, Judge Lang-Miers was a partner with the law firm of Locke
 Liddell & Sapp LLP in Dallas, where Harriet Miers served as co-managing
 partner.  During their time together at the firm, Harriet Miers introduced
 Judge Lang-Miers to her brother and set them up on a blind date.
 
     Colleen McHugh:  McHugh is a past president of the State Bar of Texas and
 currently serves a partner with Bracewell & Giuliani LLP in Corpus Chrsiti.
 Ms. McHugh worked closely with Harriet Miers at the State Bar of Texas.
 
     Joseph Norton:  Norton currently serves as a law professor at Southern
 Methodist University School of Law.  Professor Norton has known Harriet Miers
 for more than 30 years when they joined the same law firm one day apart and
 worked together for 16 years.  In addition to their professional relationship,
 they are close personal friends and Ms. Miers is Godmother to Professor
 Norton's 31 year old daughter.
 
     Rena Pederson:  Pederson served as editor at large, vice president and
 editorial page editor at The Dallas Morning News and she is a past president
 of the National Conference of Editorial Writers.  Ms. Pederson has known
 Harriet Miers personally for more than 20 years in various social and women's
 groups in the Dallas area.
 
     Tom Phillips:  Phillips was appointed by Governor William P. Clements as
 Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Texas in 1987 and he was elected as
 Chief Justice in 1988, 1990, 1996, and 2002.  Justice Phillips worked with
 Harriet Miers during her tenure as President of the State Bar of Texas and
 while she was a prominent Texas attorney.  Justice Phillips currently serves
 as a partner in the Austin office of the law firm of Baker Botts L.L.P.
 
     Louise Raggio:  Raggio, still practicing law at age 85, is considered a
 "pioneer in marital and family rights" and been called the "Mother of Family
 Law in Texas."  Mrs. Raggio graduated from Southern Methodist University law
 school in 1952 and was the only woman in that class.  Mrs. Raggio has known
 Harriet Miers, personally and professionally, for more than 35 years,
 including when Ms. Miers was a law student at SMU.
 
     C. Paul Rogers III:  Rogers served as Southern Methodist University School
 of Law's associate dean for academic affairs, acting dean and as dean.  Rogers
 currently serves as a SMU law professor.  Rogers has known Harriet Miers for
 almost 20 years and worked with her on issues related to SMU Law School and
 the Dallas Bar Association.
 
     Jonathan Vickery:  Vickery serves as Director of Advocacy & Grant
 Administration for Legal Aid of NorthWest Texas.  Mr. Vickery has known
 Harriet Miers since the 1980's when Ms. Miers served on the board of directors
 of the Legal Services of North Texas and Mr. Vickery served as their executive
 director.
 
     Dale Wainwright:  Wainwright was elected as to the Supreme Court of Texas
 in 2002.  Justice Wainwright was appointed to the civil district court in 1999
 by then Governor George W. Bush.  Wainwright has worked with Miers on a number
 of legal issues.
 
     Betsy Whitaker:  Whitaker serves as co-managing partner of Bracewell &
 Giuliani LLP in Dallas and Fort Worth.  Ms. Whitaker worked closely with
 Harriet Miers in the Dallas legal community as well as with the State Bar of
 Texas and the Texas Lottery Commission.
 
     CONTACT:  Laura Braden Dlugacz, +1-202-572-6231, ldlugacz@dcgpr.com, for
 Progress for America.
 
 

SOURCE Progress for America

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