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9/12/2007 - Sires Introduces Bill To Rename Post Office In Honor Of Congressman Frank J. Guarini

Aug 11, 2007
Press Release
Mr. Guarini served in the New Jersey State Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives

For Immediate Release                                                                           Contact: Olga Alvarez
September 12, 2007         
(201) 222-2828     
            
(Washington, D.C.) - Congressman Albio Sires introduced a bill to designate the U.S. Postal Service facility located at 69 Montgomery Street in Jersey City as the "Frank J. Guarini Post Office Building".  Congressman Guarini served in the New Jersey State Senate and was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1979, completing seven terms until his retirement in 1993.

"I have known Frank Guarini for many years and can personally attest to the commitment and passion that he has for the State of New Jersey and his country," said Congressman Sires. "I can think of no better way to honor the public service of this former New Jersey Congressman than to designate a U.S. Post Office in his name."

Congressman Frank Guarini was born in Jersey City and has served his state and country as a naval officer aboard the USS Mount McKinley, receiving the Naval Commendation Medal and three Battle Stars during World War II.  Mr. Guarini was elected to the New Jersey State Senate, serving from 1965 to 1972, and in 1979, became U. S. Representative for New Jersey's 14th Congressional district.  As a member of the House Committee on Ways and Means, Congressman Guarini championed legislation that encouraged employers to provide tax free educational assistance to their employees.  He also served on the Budget Committee.  Upon leaving the House, President Bill Clinton appointed him the United States Representative to the United Nations.  After his retirement, Congressman Guarini established the Guarini Center for Government Affairs at Saint Peter's College in Jersey City that provides a forum for non-partisan discussion to students who consider careers in public service. 

"I am proud to introduce H.R. 2467 and urge my colleagues to support this bill which recognizes Frank Guarini, a former New Jersey State Senator and Congressman that has served with honor, and continues to make a difference in the lives of thousands of New Jersey residents," said Congressman Sires.

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