Thursday, March 19, 2015

Michele “Miki” Marhoefer named the 33rd Assembly District Woman of the Year

Assemblyman Jay Obernolte presents Miki Marhoefer with a resolution commending her as Woman of the Year for 2015. Pictured from left: Assembly Republican Leader Kristin Olsen, Assemblyman Jay Obernolte, Michele “Miki” Marhoefer, Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia, and Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins

On March 9, Assemblyman Jay Obernolte honored Marhoefer as the 2015 Woman of the Year for the 33rd Assembly District for her work and time spent teaching women and youth about gun safety and shooting sports.

“We started the day with brunch and a tour of the Capital,” said Marhoefer, an Investigative Technician III with the Bureau of Investigation. “The ceremony was actually on the Assembly Floor and we were seated in chairs around the perimeter. Each honoree was escorted down the center aisle as the reasons for your recognition were read.”

Marhoefer is an NRA Certified Firearms Instructor and a “Refuse to be a Victim” Instructor. For the last five years she has led more than 100 women annually through the NRA’s “Women On Target” program which focusses on shooting sports and improving on marksmanship, both in a safe environment.

After Marhoefer received her award, the honorees were treated to lunch at the base of the Capitol building steps.

“It was an awesome day and it was truly an honor to meet Assemblyman Obernolte,” said Marhoefer. “The best part of the whole day was that my wonderful husband and my parents got to enjoy it with me.”

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