By Andrew Oxford | Arizona Republic
A former Arizona legislator who helped create the state’s charter school system and advocated for people with disabilities died Nov. 26 following an illness.
Bev Hermon was 86.
Colleagues and others remembered the Republican from Tempe as hard-working and independent, not afraid to stand up for herself or the causes she championed.
“That’s an understatement,” daughter Monica Attridge said. “She was fiercely independent.”