Proceedings, Debates of the U.S. Congress
September 13, 2012
112th Congress, 2nd Session
Issue: Vol. 158, No. 123 — Daily Edition
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IN HONOR OF OHIO STATE REPRESENTATIVE JOHN E. BARNES, JR.
(Extensions of Remarks - September 13, 2012)
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[Extensions of Remarks] [Page E1517] IN HONOR OF OHIO STATE REPRESENTATIVE JOHN E. BARNES, JR. ______ 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 John E. Barnes, Jr. of Ohio's 12th House District. Representative Barnes is the son of former Cleveland City Councilman, John E. Barnes, Sr. who instilled in him a sense of value of service to others. Representative Barnes received a master's degree from Case Western Reserve University, professional education from Harvard University, an Honorary Doctorate from Chancellor University, and was a student at the Kathlieke University in Leuven, Belgium. Representative Baker first served as a State Legislator from 1999 to 2002, during which he participated as a member of the Ohio Legislative Black Caucus' official visit to South Africa in 2001. He was also responsible for bringing millions of dollars to his district to support economic development and job creation initiatives. As a State Representative for the second time, he now sits on the Ways and Means; Health and Aging; and Economic and Small Business Committees. In addition to his place in the Ohio House of Representatives, Representative Barnes has held positions as Chairman of the Ohio Commission on African American Males, a Cabinet-Level Director in the Administration of Former Cleveland Mayor, Jane L. Campbell, Director of Cleveland's Department of Community Relations, and a Senior Tax Auditor and Investigator for the City's Division of Taxation. Mr. Speaker and colleagues, please join me in honoring the achievements of State Representative John Barnes, Jr. ____________________