(Extensions of Remarks - September 13, 2012)

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[Extensions of Remarks]
[Page E1518]
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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 Nan Baker of Ohio's 16th House District.
  Before joining the Ohio General Assembly, Representative Baker was a 
member of the Westlake Board of Education and served three terms as 
Westlake City Councilwoman. She has been an active member of the West 
Shore Chamber of Commerce for 18 years where she served two years as 
president and currently serves on the Board of Trustees. She has 
continued to be an avid business owner for over 30 years while 
remaining active in her community. She is involved with the Community 
Advisory Board for St. John Medical Center, Westlake Kiwanis, Westlake/
North Olmsted League of Women Voters, Westside Professional Women's 
Connection and the Westlake/Westshore Arts Council.
  Over the years, Representative Baker's hard work and dedication to 
public service has earned her several honors and awards including the 
1999 Honored Woman of the Year awarded by the Westlake/North Olmsted 
League of Women Voters, a Certificate of Special U.S. Congressional 
Recognition, the Cleveland State University David C. Sweet Award given 
to alumni for distinguished elected service, the Hugh Dawson Award 
given by the West Shore Chamber of Commerce for outstanding service to 
the business community, and in 2009, the Chuck McDonald Council of 
Smaller Enterprises advocacy Award for her service and dedication to 
small business.
  Currently as a State Representative in her second term, 
Representative Baker chairs the Economic and Small Business Development 
committee and is a member of the Education; Local Government; and Ways 
and Means Committees.
  Mr. Speaker and colleagues, please join me in honoring the 
achievements of State Representative Nan Baker.