GLORIA KENNEDY FLECK

Courtesy of The Providence Journal/Rachel Ritchie.

Courtesy of The Providence Journal/Rachel Ritchie.

Gloria Kennedy Fleck, the sister of drug trafficker Charles Kennedy, was elected to the state senate in 1976. Once elected, she worked to protect abortion rights and strengthen sexual assault laws. But she found it hard to shake the associations with her criminal brother.

Gloria appears in Chapter 15.