(Extensions of Remarks - September 13, 2012)

Text available as:

Formatting necessary for an accurate reading of this text may be shown by tags (e.g., <DELETED> or <BOLD>) or may be missing from this TXT display. For complete and accurate display of this text, see the PDF.


[Extensions of Remarks]
[Pages E1515-E1516]
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 
Sandra Williams of Ohio's 11th District.

[[Page E1516]]

  Before taking a position in the State House, Representative Williams 
began her career in criminal justice. She served as a member of the 
United States Army Reserve between 1987 and 1995. She later held 
positions as a corrections officer, probation officer, parole officer 
and mediator.
  Her first job in the State House was as a legislative aide, a 
position she held for five years while gaining much needed insight and 
credentials that eventually earned her the trust of the voters she 
would soon represent. Representative Williams was first elected to be a 
State Representative in 2006 and is now in her third term. She is a 
ranking member of the House Public Utilities Committee and a member of 
the Criminal Justice and Economic and Small Business Committees.
  In addition to her legislative career, Representative Williams is a 
member of the Federated Democratic Women of Ohio, the National Council 
of Negro Women, the Improved Benevolent and Protective order of Elks, 
Ohio Democratic Women's Caucus, National Association for the 
Advancement of Colored People, and the Black Women's Political Action 
Committee. She also donates much of her time to the Cleveland Food Bank 
as a volunteer and is a former Street Club President and precinct 
committee person.
  Mr. Speaker and colleagues, please join me in honoring the 
achievements of State Representative Sandra Williams.