(Extensions of Remarks - September 13, 2012)

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[Extensions of Remarks]
[Page E1516]
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                        HON. DENNIS J. KUCINICH

                                of ohio

                    in the house of representatives

                      Thursday, September 13, 2012

  Mr. KUCINICH. Mr. Speaker, I rise today in honor of State 
Representative Armond Budish of Ohio's 8th House District.
  In 2006, Budish was elected as a State Representative to the 127th 
General Assembly. He was named Speaker of the House for the 128th 
General Assembly and is currently the Democratic Leader of the House 
for the 129th General Assembly. Leader Budish is a Ranking Minority 
Member of the Financial Institutions, Real Estate and Securities 
Committee and a member of the Unified Long-Term Care Budget workgroup.
  Leader Budish received his Bachelor's Degree with Honors from 
Swarthmore College and his Juris Doctorate, Order of the Coif from the 
New York University Law School. Upon graduation, he clerked in 
Washington D.C. for a Federal Judge. He later joined the Hahn Loeser 
and Parks law firm in Cleveland, Ohio. In 1993, he opened the Budish, 
Solomon, Steiner and Peck law firm in Beachwood, Ohio which specializes 
in consumer and elder law and continues to act as partner.
  In addition to his position as Democratic Leader, Representative 
Budish hosts ``Golden Opportunities,'' a television show on the local 
Channel 3 news station aimed at informing seniors and their families. 
He has also written several books and national publications and has 
penned a column for The Cleveland Plain Dealer and Columbus Dispatch 
entitled, ``You and the Law,'' for the past 25 years.
  Mr. Speaker and colleagues, please join me in honoring the 
achievements of State Representative Armond Budish.