Honoring Donna Hoffer on Her Retirement from the U.s. House of Representativesby Former Representative John D. Dingell
Posted on 2013-12-12
in the house of representatives
Thursday, December 12, 2013
Mr. DINGELL. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to congratulate Donna Hoffer
as she retires after more than thirty years of faithful, dedicated
service to Southeast Michigan. As she retires at the end of this year,
I honor and recognize her dedication, passion, and hard work in service
to the Southeast Michigan, and the people I have served since 1982.
In 1982 Monroe County became part of my Congressional District. I asked the community's leadership for recommendation of a fine and committed civil servant. Donna Hoffer was unanimously recommended and she joined the staff, managing the Monroe district office for 29 years. She competently and astutely served the community as my representative, in addition to handling a complex variety of casework including Social Security matters, of which she is an expert. When redistricting occurred and I lost Monroe County, Donna stayed on, serving well in our Ypsilanti office.
Donna's loyalty to the office and steadfast dedication in her service to the District has stood out through the years, and it has no bounds. Just recently, Donna played an instrumental role in having a lung transplant denial overturned, giving another chance at life to a desperate constituent. Donna has been a critical part of my staff and I am honored that she has spent her career serving the people of my Congressional District.
I extend my congratulations and best wishes to Donna in her retirement and hope that she enjoys the time with her husband, Mick, their two children and four grandchildren. I sincerely thank her for the loyal years she has given in service to Southeast Michigan. She is a dear friend and is the kind of public servant who brings credit on our Government with her faithful and dedicated effort on the behalf of the people we are honored to serve.