Thursday, October 15, 2009

Wexler Departure a True Loss for South Florida and Nation

From Senator Ted Deutch:

Senator Ted Deutch released the following statement following news that Congressman Robert Wexler will accept the position of President of the Center for Middle East Peace:

"For almost twenty years, first as our State Senator and then as our Congressman, Robert Wexler has been a courageous, outspoken advocate for justice, fairness, peace, and democracy – both here and abroad. Nobody has fought harder on behalf of the people of South Florida than Congressman Robert Wexler. When we needed someone to speak out on key issues including Medicare and Social Security, the 2000 presidential recount, the fight for a paper trail for voting machines, or helping homeowners afflicted with Chinese Drywall – Robert has been South Florida’s voice in Congress.

“Robert’s dedication to the Middle East peace process and his commitment to the security of Israel has been a hallmark of his Congressional service. His expertise and his significant influence in Israel, the greater Middle East, Europe, and the White House is a testament to his ability to make a genuine difference on these issues. By accepting the presidency of the Center for Middle East Peace, Robert will bring his passion to an essential cause and do his part to bring us closer to ultimate success.

“Although I am saddened to see him leave Congress, I congratulate Congressman Wexler, thank him for his two decades of dedication service to our community, and wish him great luck in his important undertaking. I know Robert Wexler's commitment to Israel’s security will provide dividends at the Center for Middle East Peace."

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