(Extensions of Remarks - December 05, 2016)

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[Congressional Record Volume 162, Number 174 (Monday, December 5, 2016)]
[Extensions of Remarks]
[Page E1584]
From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]

                        HONORING JOHN D. PRIDNIA


                         HON. CANDICE S. MILLER

                              of michigan

                    in the house of representatives

                        Monday, December 5, 2016

  Mrs. MILLER of Michigan. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to recognize John 
D. Pridnia, loving husband, proud father and grandfather, and pillar of 
our community.
  In search of a better life for his family, John moved to Northeast 
Michigan becoming a small business owner. Over the next 10 years, he 
became a successful businessman, passionate about building, developing, 
and creating new ideas, businesses, and adventures.
  After raising his three children, he looked to a life of public 
service. He served two terms as a State Representative and two terms as 
a State Senator where he served as the Chairman of the Senate Health 
Policy Committee. Passionate about promoting business, encouraging 
tourism, and promoting conservation, John was respected by his 
colleagues on both sides of the isle.
  Upon retiring from the legislature, John married his wife of 19 years 
Lisa Dailey. Living in the small community of Port Austin, their family 
grew to include five beautiful grandchildren and three great-
  In the close-knit community of Port Austin, John was passionate about 
beautifying and developing the harbor and waterfront, creating spaces 
the entire community could come together and enjoy, such as a thriving 
local farmer's market.
  Mr. Speaker, we can all agree that the tradition of giving back to 
our communities is something that makes our nation unique, one that 
makes this country the greatest in the world and this was a spirit that 
John embodied throughout his entire career and life. More importantly, 
he has served as an example for future generations, instilling in them 
the importance of giving back to the communities and country who have 
given us all so much.
  I ask that my colleagues join me today in honoring John for his 
lifelong contributions to the 10th District of the great State of 
Michigan, our children, and the future of this country.