RECOGNITION OF STEVEN GOLDSTEIN; Congressional Record Vol. 159, No. 7
(Extensions of Remarks - January 22, 2013)

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[Extensions of Remarks]
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                        HON. FRANK PALLONE, JR.

                             of new jersey

                    in the house of representatives

                       Tuesday, January 22, 2013

  Mr. PALLONE. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to recognize Mr. Steven 
Goldstein as he embarks on a new venture in life. Mr. Goldstein has 
worked tirelessly on behalf of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and 
transgender (LGBT) community in New Jersey and it is my honor to 
celebrate him at Garden State Equality's Inauguration Brunch.
  Steven Goldstein founded Garden State Equality in 2004 and has since 
led it as CEO and Chair. During his tenure, Garden State Equality has 
seen 213 LGBT civil rights laws enacted in N.J. A proponent of equal 
rights for all, Garden State Equality, under Mr. Goldstein's 
leadership, also advocated for anti-bullying laws and created programs 
aimed at helping N.J.'s youth. As Mr. Goldstein passes on the torch as 
CEO and Chair of Garden State Equality to pursue a new career as 
Associate Chancellor for External Affairs at Rutgers University--
Newark, he remains committed to the organization and its cause and will 
serve as its Honorary Chair on the Board and executive committee.
  Mr. Goldstein earned a B.A. from Brandeis University, an M.P.P. from 
Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government, an M.S. from the 
Columbia School of Journalism and a J.D. from Columbia Law School. In 
addition to his time at Garden State Equality, Mr. Goldstein's resume 
includes working as a senior staff member in the U.S. House of 
Representatives and the U.S. Senate, a co-campaign manager of a U.S. 
Senate campaign in N.J., a television producer and an educator. He also 
endeavors to become a rabbi and is working toward that goal.
  Mr. Speaker, once again, please join me in thanking Steven Goldstein 
for his years of service to Garden State Equality and his immeasurable 
contributions to the State of New Jersey. Mr. Goldstein's leadership 
and ongoing accomplishments are truly deserving of this body's