Political figures past and present were on hand in the Statehouse rotunda to honor seven former speakers of the house, going back 50 years. The ceremony was used to unveil portraits of those former leaders.
Republican former Speaker Bill Batchelder, who served from 2011 to 2015, was very pleased with his portrait by Leslie Adams.
“Oh, it’s beautiful. It’s just beautiful. As a matter of fact, I don’t look that good.”