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12/04/2012 10:36 am ET

Meet Marie Lopez Rogers: From Cottonfields To Mayor To National Leader

She toiled in the fields, picking cotton with her parents, in the Arizona heat.

She believed it when she was told that here, in this country, you could rise above your circumstances and disadvantages if you worked hard enough, if you persisted.

Her name is Marie Lopez Rogers, and she is the mayor of Avondale, Ariz., and, now, the new president of the National League of Cities.

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