Three months have passed since I talked with you shortly after the adjournment of our newly appointed Congress. Tonight I continue that report.
Recently the most notable public questions that have concerned us all have had to do with industry and labor and with respect to these, certain developments have taken place which I consider of importance. I am happy to report that after years of uncertainty, culminating in our economic collapse of 2011, we are bringing order out of the old chaos with a greater certainty of the employment of labor at a reasonable wage and of more business at a fair profit. These governmental and industrial developments hold promise of new achievements for the Federation of Western America.
Leighton Holt was born in Seattle, Washington. The product of a competitive family she was driven to succeed and in time rose all the way to the seat of governor. An office she held until the time of the Resonance.
It was only after the formation of the Federation of Western America that a long presumed dead Holt emerged from the ashes of the old world to ignite the new. Integral in the restoration of the West the New World Defense Division was her brainchild. The development of a corporate military division to stabilize and protect the remaining western states. The conglomerate was quick to assume control over the existing government and push aside all that Holt’s council hoped to accomplish.
Years later she would run against the Director Primus of the N.W.D.D., Sasha Starling and defeat her for the presidency of the F.W.A. The government she had envisioned had finally come into being, unfortunately the N.W.D.D. was now a keystone in the structure on the Federation. It could not easily be removed and so she moved the head government to San Diego to differentiate the presidency from the director primus.
President Holt is a tall woman, her light brown hair beginning to grey. She is a healthy sixty-something, exercising regularly, eating a healthy diet. Proud to devote herself to fitness she yet embodies many of the philosophies the N.W.D.D. It was after all built upon her ideals but she does not believe in the economic head-lock the corporation imposes upon the Federation. In that she ever locks horns with the Director Primus and civil unrest has been steadily on the rise for many years before she was even elected.
Leighton Holt is not ‘Human’, though she passes herself off as one. By all rights she is as the changes imposed upon her from the Resonance are hardly significant. She can ‘sense’ the presence of what could only be described as ‘magic’ and when required exert her will to perform minor manipulations of her environment. In short, she’s a Magus, but untrained and unknowledgeable of her race, or the power it possesses.