RECOGNIZING THE CONTRIBUTIONS AND LIFE OF THE HONORABLE PAUL ELIZONDO, JR.; Congressional Record Vol. 165, No. 2
(House of Representatives - January 04, 2019)

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RECOGNIZING THE CONTRIBUTIONS AND LIFE OF THE HONORABLE PAUL ELIZONDO, 
                                  JR.

  (Mr. HURD of Texas asked and was given permission to address the 
House for 1 minute.)
  Mr. HURD of Texas. Madam Speaker, I rise today to recognize the 
incredible life and contributions of the Honorable Paul Elizondo, Jr., 
of San Antonio.
  Paul's dedication to service was a lifelong commitment, beginning 
with his time in the United States Marine Corps.
  Following his military service, he attended St. Mary's University in 
San Antonio, graduating with a degree in music education in 1957. He 
then spent 16 years in the public school system, encouraging the 
musical talents of countless young people, before being elected to the 
Texas State Legislature in 1978.
  Paul first assumed the role of Bexar County commissioner for precinct 
2 in 1983 and has been a fixture and force in the Bexar County 
government ever since.
  Paul Elizondo, Jr., passed away on December 27, 2018, leaving behind 
an extraordinary legacy and an amazing family. While we mourn the loss 
of this great man, his dedication to fiercely advocating for the West 
Side has made an incredible impact that will continue for generations 
to come.
  I would like to extend my most sincere condolences to Commissioner 
Elizondo's family during this difficult time, and I am proud to 
recognize all that he did for the great State of Texas and our hometown 
of San Antonio.

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