May 3, 2019 - Issue: Vol. 165, No. 73 — Daily Edition116th Congress (2019 - 2020) - 1st Session
IN RECOGNITION OF KIM GARZA TURNER; Congressional Record Vol. 165, No. 73
(Extensions of Remarks - May 03, 2019)
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[Extensions of Remarks] [Page E541] From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] IN RECOGNITION OF KIM GARZA TURNER ______ HON. MICHAEL C. BURGESS of texas in the house of representatives Friday, May 3, 2019 Mr. BURGESS. Madam Speaker, I rise today to recognize the achievements of Kim Garza Turner, an outstanding North Texan. A dedicated advocate for civic participation, Kim selflessly serves her community in all that she does. As a young student at the University of North Texas, Kim interned in my Washington, D.C. office in 2004. This opportunity, facilitated by UNT's North Texas in DC Internship Program, commenced Kim's longstanding career in public service. From the U.S. Capitol, Kim was chosen as the sole intern for the West Wing of the White House during President George W. Bush's 2004 re-election. After returning to Texas to continue her studies at UNT, she kept pursuing a career in politics. For more than a decade, I have relied on Kim as a leader, collaborator, and trusted advisor. She has a proven track record of success as a consultant and strategist. In addition to her work in politics, Kim is active member of her North Texas community. She teaches Sunday school, volunteers as a member of the Junior League of Dallas, and recently completed her term on the Board of Trustees for the Dallas Historical Society. This evening, Kim will receive the NTDC Program's Legacy Award in recognition of her many achievements. I am thankful that NTDC connected Kim with my office 15 years ago, and tonight I am glad to add my voice to this well-deserved praise. From Capitol Hill to the White House and beyond, Kim has dedicated much of her life to serving her fellow North Texans and the American people. I congratulate my fellow UNT alum on this honor, and look ahead to many more years of excellence.