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Commendation to Rachel Heath

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COMMENDATION TO RACHEL HEATH -- (Extensions of Remarks - July 14, 2004)

SPEECH OF HON. SCOTT GARRETT
OF NEW JERSEY IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
TUESDAY, JULY 13, 2004

Mr. GARRETT of New Jersey. Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to extend my warmest commendation to Rachel Heath for her nearly 22 years of service to the Borough of Franklin, New Jersey.

For the past 22 years, Rachel has worked for the people of Franklin in various capacities-as Welfare Director,
Accounts Payable Clerk, Deputy Clerk, and, for the past eight years, Borough Clerk and Administrator.

Though the job titles varied, all of the positions shared one element in common: service to the citizens of Franklin. As
Welfare Director, Rachel aided residents in obtaining much-needed assistance to help them through difficult times. As
Accounts Payable Clerk, Rachel helped ensure that the borough's finances ran smoothly. And during her time in the
borough Clerk's office-first as Deputy Clerk and then as Borough Clerk and Administrator-Rachel handled
everything from pet licenses to marriage licenses, birth certificates to death certificates, voting registration to elections
oversight.

While all of these accomplishments are certainly noteworthy, perhaps the most remarkable tribute to Rachel is that she
did these things while raising four children and being a wife to her husband of almost 35 years, Thomas. In and of
itself, the work of a wife and mother goes well beyond a full-time job, yet Rachel found the strength and ability to serve
both her family and her community.

As Rachel concludes one chapter of her life and commences the next, I applaud her past service and wish her a future
filled with continued success.

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