(Extensions of Remarks - June 20, 2012)

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[Extensions of Remarks]
[Page E1089]
From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]

                      A TRIBUTE TO KENNETH FARRELL


                          HON. EDOLPHUS TOWNS

                              of new york

                    in the house of representatives

                        Wednesday, June 20, 2012

  Mr. TOWNS. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to honor and pay tribute to 
Kenneth Farrell.
  Kenneth Farrell was born the only child of James and Ruby Farrell on 
the island of Trinidad. At the age of five, the Farrell family migrated 
to Brooklyn, New York. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife, Yvonne. 
Together they raised three delightful daughters, the couple's A-Team: 
Arroya, Ashley and Alexandria.
  Mr. Farrell completed a Bachelor of Arts Degree at Baruch College, 
followed by a Juris Doctorate at the James E. Beasley School of Law at 
Temple University. While in law school, Ken wanted an opportunity to 
work with the community. As a proud graduate of the New York City 
public school system, Mr. Farrell was drawn to the school board and was 
elected to three terms as a Board Member of the NYC Board of Education, 
serving District 32. Upon graduation, he continued to serve the 
community by joining the staff of Congressman Major Owens as a special 
  Mr. Farrell found another opportunity to serve his community on a 
larger scale after working with Congressman Owens. He would do so in my 
office as my legislative assistant in the 10th Congressional District. 
He worked with hospital administrators, planning boards and managed 
special projects. His dedication to the community put Mr. Farrell in 
touch with real people and issues in the community, and allowed him to 
see first-hand the true state of Brooklyn communities.
  Mr. Farrell, in his quest to reach the community on a different 
level, began a career in mortgage banking. As a federal and state 
licensed mortgage loan originator, he provides his clients with pure 
honesty and guides them in making the right choices for them, not the 
most profitable choices for himself. Finally, he offers his clients a 
reason to have faith that they can make their home ownership dreams a 
reality. Kenneth is very passionate about his work and works hard for 
his clients.
  Mr. Farrell continues to serve as a community advocate, by serving as 
a board member on the board of the Black Veterans for Social Justice.
  Mr. Speaker, I would like to recognize Mr. Farrell for his leadership 
in the community as well as the excellent work he performed in my 
office. I am honored to have had the chance to work with him as we work 
to make our communities a better place to live.