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Honoring Willie Rene Leflore March 26, 2015
Bennie Thompson, D-MS
"Mr. Speaker, I rise today to honor a remarkable public servant, Ms. Willie Rene Leflore."
Remembering Mary Edwards March 26, 2015
Marc Veasey, D-TX
"Mr. Speaker, I rise today to honor the life of a longtime friend, Mary Edwards, a State Democratic executive committeewoman and board member for Tarrant County Stonewall Democrats."
Honoring Ms. Josie Bacallao March 26, 2015
Mario Diaz-Balart, R-FL
"Mr. Speaker, in recognition of Women’s History month I rise today to honor Ms. Josie Bacallao, an outstanding individual in the South Florida community. Ms. Bacallao is currently President and CEO of Hispanic Unity of Florida (HUF). Founded more than 30 years ago by community leaders, HUF was formed to ease the acculturation transition for immigrants from other nations. Today, this nonprofit organization provides assistance, through 19 programs, to Broward’s diverse community. HUF remains the county’s largest agency dedicated to the immigrant population, providing them with the tools they need to build a new life. Having been born in Cuba, raised in South Florida, and educated at Florida International University, no one is better suited to lead this organization. Prior to her work at HUF, Ms. Bacallao was Vice President/Marketing Director for the Sun-Sentinel Company and worked for The Miami Herald/el Nuevo Herald as their VP/Marketing for more than 20 years. Beyond her professional background and work, she also sits on the board of CareerSource Broward, Greater Ft Lauderdale Alliance, and the Advisory Board of Florida Blue. She is a member of the Ft Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce, the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, and the Broward Chamber of Nonprofit Organizations. Throughout her career Ms. Bacallao has been recognized for her achievements. She was honored with the Silver Medallion from National Conference for Community and Justice; was named to the Broward County Women’s Hall of Fame; and received United Way of Broward County’s Human Services Professional Award. Legal Aid and Service of Broward County bestowed the Russell E. Carlisle Advocacy Award on Ms. Bacallao for her work in creating pro bono immigration clinics. She also received one of the most meaningful awards of her career, The Jim Moran Foundation Award, for her work leading a nonprofit organization. Mr. Speaker, I am honored to pay tribute to Ms. Josie Bacallao for her continued service to South Florida, and I ask my colleagues to join me in recognizing this remarkable individual."
Celebrating The Life Of Al Roth March 26, 2015
Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-FL
"Mr. Speaker, I rise today to honor the life of a leader in our South Florida community, Mr. Al Roth."
Tribute To Greg Irvine March 26, 2015
Ken Calvert, R-CA
"Mr. Speaker, I rise today to honor and pay tribute to an individual whose dedication and contributions to the community of Corona and Riverside County at large are exceptional. Corona has been fortunate to have dynamic and dedicated community leaders who willingly and unselfishly give their time and talent and make their communities a better place to live and work. Greg Irvine is one of these individuals. On April 15, 2015, Greg will be honored for his dedicated service as he ends his tenure as the Assistant City Manager for the City of Corona."

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