From the Office of Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi

Pelosi Tribute to Monterey City Councilwoman Ruth Vreeland

January 27 , 2004

Washington, D.C. -- House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi spoke on the House Floor tonight in a tribute to Monterey City Councilwoman Ruth Vreeland, who died on January 25:

"Mr. Speaker, I want to join our distinguished colleague, the gentleman from California, Mr. Farr, in paying tribute to Ruth Vreeland, who passed away on Sunday. As one who admired Ruth immensely, I thank him for his magnificent tribute.

"As one who worked with Ruth for over 25 years in the California Democratic Party, I know of her love of country. She was a true patriot. She loved our country. She loved its people. She loved its natural environment. She loved our civil liberties. She was a model citizen.

"My daughter Christine, who worked with her on the platform committee, would want to join with me in expressing our sympathies to Ruth’s family in saying that we will remember her with great affection, admiration, and respect. I hope it is a comfort to members of Ruth’s family that so many people mourn their loss and are praying for them at this sad time.

"Again, I thank the distinguished gentleman from California, Mr. Farr, for his leadership in presenting the excellent credentials of Ruth Vreeland to our colleagues."

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