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  • Recognizing Mr. Bob Godshall

    by Representative Michael G. Fitzpatrick

    Posted on 2015-01-26

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    FITZPATRICK of pennsylvania in the house of representatives Monday, January 26, 2015 Mr. FITZPATRICK. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to honor a dear friend of mine, Pennsylvania State Representative Bob Godshall for the 50 years of service he has given to our community, and the state of Pennsylvania. Representative Godshall has served 32 years in the Pennsylvania Legislature representing the 53rd District in Montgomery County, PA--an area which encompasses the Indian Valley portion of my Congressional District.

    Prior to his work in the legislature, Bob served 3 years as Montgomery County Controller, and 17 years on the Souderton School Board. He also served 3 years as Montgomery County Open Space Director, where he helped bring Montgomery County's beautiful park system to fruition. Bob was also instrumental in the creation of the United States Constitution Center in Philadelphia--a place where thousands of visitors come to pay tribute to the founding fathers each year.

    Aside from his many accomplishments, Bob has also been very kind, generous and supportive of me in my work representing the 8th Congressional District. In 2012, when I found out that my district would be taking on a new portion of Montgomery County, Bob was the first person I called. Everyone in the Indian Valley has a story about Representative Godshall, usually involving Bob ``helping them, their family or their neighbor.'' I've never met anyone more dedicated to his community and beloved by the people who live there.

    Bob--it's been a pleasure working with you and getting to know you over the past few years. Thanks for everything you have done, and continue to do for our area.

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