HONORING ROBERT GABLE; Congressional Record Vol. 160, No. 55
(Extensions of Remarks - April 04, 2014)

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[Extensions of Remarks]
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                         HONORING ROBERT GABLE


                             HON. ANDY BARR

                              of kentucky

                    in the house of representatives

                         Friday, April 4, 2014

  Mr. BARR. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to recognize Frankfort resident 
Robert Gable, who celebrated his 80th birthday on February 20.
  Bob Gable is an important part of the foundation of the modern 
Republican Party in Kentucky. The one-time Kentucky Commissioner of 
Parks became the Republican nominee for Governor of Kentucky in 1975 
and ran on a platform that largely continues to be relevant today--
competitive rates of taxation, repeal of the death tax, protecting 
Kentucky's natural beauty and the Red River Gorge, and even advocating 
zero-based budgeting.
  Bob did not win that race, but he continued to be a leader of the 
Republican Party in Kentucky serving as chairman and continuing to be 
sought out for advice and council by candidates. I was very fortunate 
and honored that Bob was one of the first to endorse my original 
candidacy in 2009. On behalf of Kentucky Sixth Congressional District, 
I would like to wish Mr. Gable a very happy 80th birthday and many more 
years to come.