HONORING THE LIFE OF CALIFORNIA SENATOR ROBERT PRESLEY; Congressional Record Vol. 164, No. 189
(House of Representatives - November 30, 2018)

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         HONORING THE LIFE OF CALIFORNIA SENATOR ROBERT PRESLEY

  (Mr. TAKANO asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 
minute and to revise and extend his remarks.)
  Mr. TAKANO. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to honor the life of California 
State Senator Robert Presley. His life's work represents some of the 
best of what Riverside can produce.
  He was a war hero and was awarded the Bronze Star in World War II. He 
was an honorable law enforcement officer, and earned the reputation of 
being a fair truth seeker, even during times of unrest in Riverside. He 
was an honest public servant. He accomplished great things for 
Riverside, and moved our State forward as a California State Senator.
  When I was in my twenties, Bob gave me a chance. He named me as his 
alternate to the Central Committee of the Riverside County Democratic 
Party, which allowed me to follow my passion for public service, and 
for that, I will always be grateful.
  Bob will be dearly missed, but his name, his work, his Democratic 
spirit, and the legacy he left behind will be cherished by our 
community forever.

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