Former Controller Jones makes public appearance
BOISE, Idaho (AP) -- Former Idaho State Controller Donna Jones has made her first public appearance since suffering serious injuries in a vehicle accident in May.
Jones, a 73-year-old former lawmaker from Payette, has been recuperating and rehabilitating from injuries and spinal fusion surgery. She resigned as Controller Oct. 15.
The Idaho Statesman reports that Jones was showered with affection Wednesday at the Associated Taxpayers of Idaho's annual conference in Boise. The crowd also applauded Jones and her years of service after Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter acknowledged her during his speech.
Jones said she purposely chose the conference for making her first public appearance and opportunity to reconnect with longtime friends.
Otter appointed Jones' former chief deputy Brandon Woolf to serve out the term, which expires in 2015.
Information from: Idaho Statesman, http://www.idahostatesman.com