(Extensions of Remarks - September 13, 2012)

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[Extensions of Remarks]
[Pages E1514-E1515]
From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office []



                        HON. DENNIS J. KUCINICH

                                of ohio

                    in the house of representatives

                      Thursday, September 13, 2012

  Mr. KUCINICH. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to honor State Representative 
Mike Foley of Ohio's 14th House District.
  Representative Foley was appointed to represent the 14th District in 
May of 2006 and won the formal election in November of that same year; 
he has now been serving for four terms.

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  Representative Foley's legislative career has been marked by his 
passion and advocacy for housing issues, as exemplified by his current 
role as Chairman of the Housing Urban Revitalization Committee. In the 
mid-1980s, he became a community organizer for the St. Clair-Superior 
Coalition where he took responsibility for neighborhood safety and 
block club organization. He later became a field representative for 
Cleveland's Community Relations Board followed by roles as a court 
administrator, personal bailiff, and judicial clerk at the Cleveland 
Municipal Housing Court.
  In 1997, Representative Foley began work at the Cleveland Tenants 
Organization where he eventually became Executive Director during his 9 
year tenure. His work with the organization helped bring in over $160 
million in affordable housing projects performed by local union 
laborers and helped organize the largest rent strike in Ohio history--a 
protest against a 25 percent rent increase towards senior citizens by 
out-of-state landlords.
  Representative Foley also advocates for issues such as alternative 
energy, the environment, retiree benefits, consumer rights and tax code 
reform. He serves as a member of the Alternative Energy; Civil and 
Commercial Law; and Ways and Means committees.
  Mr. Speaker and colleagues, please join me in honoring the 
achievements of State Representative Mike Foley.