[Congressional Record Volume 168, Number 191 (Thursday, December 8, 2022)]
[Extensions of Remarks]
[Page E1241]
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                           HON. HENRY CUELLAR

                                of texas

                    in the house of representatives

                       Thursday, December 8, 2022

  Mr. CUELLAR. Madam Speaker, today I rise to recognize Bexar County 
Judge Nelson W. Wolff and his more than half a century of service to 
the City of San Antonio and Bexar County. Judge Wolff will step down 
from his position at the end of this year. I would like to congratulate 
him on a highly distinguished career and wish him the very best in the 
next chapter of his life.
  Judge Wolff was first elected to public office in 1971 when he won a 
seat in the Texas House of Representatives. He would then be elected to 
the Texas Senate and the San Antonio City Council before serving as 
Mayor of San Antonio from 1991 to 1995. He was appointed Bexar County 
Judge in 2001, a position he would be elected to five times.
  Throughout his decades in public service, Judge Wolff has spearheaded 
efforts to strengthen economic and workforce development, improve 
public services, invest in public education, and build out critical 
infrastructure. He helped found our nation's first all-digital public 
library, established a $1 million fund to spur growth in the local tech 
sector, and paved the way for the San Antonio Missions to receive a 
UNESCO designation.
  As Bexar County Judge, Judge Wolff has been a tireless advocate for 
public safety. He has paired strong investments in law enforcement with 
commonsense criminal justice reforms aimed at helping those with mental 
health and drug dependency issues.
  On behalf of the 28th District of Texas, I would like to congratulate 
Judge Wolff once again on a well-deserved retirement and thank him for 
his decades of service. It is an honor to call him not only a 
colleague, but a friend. I wish Judge Wolff, his wife Tracy, and his 
six children all the best in the next chapter of his life.