(Extensions of Remarks - December 20, 2004)

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[Extensions of Remarks]
[Pages E2203-E2204]
From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office []

                        TRIBUTE TO ANN O'CONNELL


                           HON. JON C. PORTER

                               of nevada

                    in the house of representatives

                       Monday, December 20, 2004

  Mr. PORTER. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to give thanks and praise to a 
fellow Nevadan and friend who has served her state well in many 
capacities. Ann O'Connell, a former Nevada State Senator, retired at 
the end of this state session. I stand today to give praise to her for 
her wonderful 19-year contribution to the great state of Nevada.
  Ms. O'Connell was born in 1934 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She later 
earned a degree from the University of New Mexico. Upon moving to 
Nevada she began a very successful career in politics in which she has 
served her fellow Nevadans well.
  In 1988 Ms. O'Connell received the Woman of Achievement in Politics 
award from the

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Women's Council of the Greater Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce. She has 
also appeared in several editions of the ``Distinguished Women's Book 
of Nevada.'' In 2002 she received the Women's Role Model Award from the 
Nevada Office of the Attorney General.
  Mr. Speaker, it is with great honor that I stand today to pay tribute 
to a great legislator and public servant. Ann O'Connell will be missed 
but not forgotten. I know that her retirement will not be the end of 
her public service and I thank her for her diligence in serving those 
around her.