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Congressman Tom McClintock

Representing the 4th District of California

In Appreciation of Kathy Arts

July 22, 2015
Speeches

In Appreciation of Kathy Arts
House Chamber, Washington, D.C.
July 22, 2015

Mr. Speaker:

Walt Whitman explained the story of mankind when he said, “That the powerful play goes on, and you will contribute a verse.”

I rise today to recognize the many verses contributed by an extraordinary lady, Kathy Arts.  Kathy has managed my district office for nearly seven years, and is retiring to contribute still more verses through her family, friends, colleagues, community, and church.

Whether as a small business owner for the past 28 years, a volunteer coordinator for local county fairs and community festivals, or a charity fundraiser, Kathy is the paragon of a “go to” person. 

Kathy’s most conspicuous virtue is her genuine concern for helping others, and that has been a godsend to my office and to the people of the fourth congressional district of California.  In this she is irreplaceable.

When I think of a meaningful life, I think of Kathy Arts.

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