TRIBUTE TO NEWELL HARWARD; Congressional Record Vol. 165, No. 204
(Senate - December 17, 2019)

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                       TRIBUTE TO NEWELL HARWARD

  Mr. ROMNEY. Madam President, I rise today to honor the extraordinary 
service of one of Utah's most dedicated county commissioners, Mr. 
Newell Harward. He has served Wayne County for the past 7 years, but he 
has taken on responsibility well beyond that, advocating for rural Utah 
with honor and distinction as chairman of the Six County Association of 
Governments. Newell has had an esteemed career and life of service to 
family, country, and God.
  Growing up on the family farm in Loa, UT, Newell gained an early 
appreciation for the value of community, family, and hard work. He also 
developed a spirit of adventure, later serving a mission abroad in 
Scotland and joining the Wayne County Flying Club.
  As the founder of Harward and Rees Construction, Newell is also an 
entrepreneur whose craftsmanship is literally built into Utah's 
infrastructure. His company has undertaken everything from city water 
projects, designs at Lake Powell, to a new bridge over Hell's Backbone 
in Southern Utah.
  Newell is perhaps most widely known as a public servant who was 
elected to serve as Wayne County commissioner. After 4 years, Newell 
considered stepping down due to illness, but he was undeterred. With a 
writing campaign, Newell Harward was reelected in a landslide. In 
October of this year, the President welcomed Newell to the White House 
to recognize him for his lifelong advocacy on behalf of rural 
  A true appreciation for Newell's life of service would be incomplete 
without recognizing his unwavering faith and service to the Church of 
Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Newell has served in three 
bishoprics, as bishop of a large ward, and in the stake presidency. As 
a loving father to Kelly, Lynette, Sarah, Shonna, Carol, and Travis, a 
grandfather to 18, and a great-grandfather to 3, Newell has left an 
indelible mark on Wayne County, the great State of Utah, and indeed our 
  All of us should strive to live our lives as Newell does, with an 
overwhelming love of family and community, an enduring faith, and a 
boundless spirit of adventure.
  Newell, Gloria, and their family continue to be in our prayers as 
they fight health challenges with great courage. May God bless the 
Harward family.
  I suggest the absence of a quorum.
  The PRESIDING OFFICER. The clerk will call the roll.
  The senior assistant legislative clerk proceeded to call the roll.

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  Mr. ENZI. Mr. President, I ask unanimous consent that the order for 
the quorum call be rescinded.
  The PRESIDING OFFICER (Mr. Scott of Florida). Without objection, it 
is so ordered.