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WASHINGTON- On the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives, Congressman James Comer (R-KY.) honored Judge Wade White of Lyon County on his retirement. Judge White has served as the Lyon County Judge Executive for twelve years. Congressman Comer highlighted the many awards and nominations Judge White has received throughout his career and thanked him for his dedication to the community.

Below are his remarks as prepared:

Mr. Speaker,

I rise to honor Judge Wade White of Lyon County, Kentucky, who is retiring at the end of the year. Judge White's dedication to the community has not gone unnoticed. He was first elected to the position in 2010 and then reelected in 2014 and 2018.

In recognition of his service, Judge White has received multiple awards as Lyon County judge executive, including the Keep the Tennessee  River Beautiful group's Kentucky Elected Official Ripple Effect award. He was also inducted into the Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame in 2016 and 2018.

Before taking on his responsibilities as judge executive, he worked for 14 years in several roles for State Farm and Progressive Insurance companies. In fact, President Biden nominated Judge White to serve on the Tennessee Valley Authority board of directors in June of this year.

Judge White has been a passionate advocate for issues impacting our  local communities, including Land Between the Lakes, rural broadband access, and our effort to rid local waterways of Asian carp.

When people say the squeaky wheel gets the grease, as the Congressman for Lyon County over  the past 6 years, I can tell you that Judge White  is the squeaky wheel.

On behalf of Kentucky's First Congressional District, I thank Judge  White for his dedicated service to improving our communities.

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