Montserrado County’s Junior Senator Geraldine Doe-Sheriff who has been battling an unexplained illness for a little over a year now has died. Family sources confirmed the news to media institutions late Saturday that the Senator had died a hospital in Accra, Ghana, where she had gone for treatment.
The Senator won the seat left vacated after the death of Senator Hannah Brent also of the CDC.
The late Senator Doe chaired the Committee on Transport and co-chair the committee on Commerce, Trade, and Industry. She also previously served as a member of the Ways, Means, Finance & Budget Committee; Social Security, Pension and Insurance; Public Accounts and Audits; Education and Public Administration.
During the 2017 presidential elections, the Senator threw her weight behind then vice president Joseph Boakai.
In January 2018, the Senator briefly flirted with the idea of running fo President Pro Temp of the Senate as she brushed off speculations that Senators had overwhelmingly come to a consensus in support of Grand Kru Senator Albert Chie’s bid to succeed Gbarpolu Senator Armah Jallah as President Pro Tempore of that body.
The Senator dismissed suggestions that she was embarking on a losing bid for the post. She argued that those throwing around suggestions that she was unqualified for the position were in error.
Earlier in the presidency of President George Manneh Weah, Senator Doe-Sheriff slammed what she said was attempts by detractors to draw a wedge between she and the President owing to her bolting the CDC for the UP and support of Boakai.