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]
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                        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.