IN HONOR OF JD LAMBRIGHT; Congressional Record Vol. 165, No. 48
(Extensions of Remarks - March 18, 2019)

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[Extensions of Remarks]
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                        IN HONOR OF JD LAMBRIGHT

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                            HON. KEVIN BRADY

                                of texas

                    in the house of representatives

                         Monday, March 18, 2019

  Mr. BRADY. Madam Speaker, today I rise to honor the memory of JD 
Lambright, a larger-than-life Texan and dedicated leader in Montgomery 
County. He leaves behind a legacy of outstanding service to the great 
State of Texas and I know our entire community will miss his presence 
dearly.
  A product of the Texas Panhandle, JD was born and raised in the town 
of Pampa, Texas. He earned both his bachelor's and master's degrees in 
Electrical Engineering at Texas Tech University, and remained a proud 
Raider for all his life. Law was another passion of his, and JD later 
went on to earn his law degree from South Texas College of Law in 
Houston, Texas.
  JD made good use of his Master's and worked as a geophysicist and 
electrical engineer for Shell Oil Company and Shell E&P Technology 
Company in Houston. Following his successful career in the energy 
industry, he started his own private law practice in Conroe, where he 
focused on a variety of family, criminal, and civil law issues.
  First elected to the Montgomery County Attorney's office in 2012, JD 
later became the chief legal advisor for Montgomery County. He not only 
possessed a shrewd legal mind, but a warm and caring heart. Those who 
were lucky enough to work with him remember most his genuine affection 
for his co-workers, and he was twice awarded Montgomery County's ``Boss 
of the Year.''
  JD was an inspirational leader who used his positions of power for 
the good of the entire community. During his time at the County 
Attorney's Office, he was responsible for the passage of the first Code 
of Ethics in Montgomery County. He worked tirelessly to make this 
public office more accessible to those who needed it most--the 
residents. Under his leadership, the office kept more cases in-house, 
saved hundreds of thousands of tax-payer dollars, and brought in a new 
normal of government transparency across the Montgomery County area.
  Though I could spend hours listing the many positions held by JD and 
professional honors he accumulated, I know he considered his greatest 
accomplishment to be his family. He married his high school sweetheart, 
Belinda Cates, herself a prominent figure in the Montgomery County 
area, and they were married for forty-two wonderful years.
  There is no doubt that JD left a positive professional impact on 
Montgomery County and the state of Texas, but what I will miss most 
about him is his old-fashioned friendship, his love for his community, 
and his infectioustly positive outlook on life. I join JD's family, 
friends, and the entire Eighth District of Texas in mourning. JD will 
be greatly missed.

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