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Virginia Legislators Present Honors to Constituents in Herndon - Source Connection news papers

Posted on May 16,2019
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Son Mark Linek receives HJ 503 Celebrating the life of Chief Warrant Officer Edwin Linek, USN, Ret. memorial for his long-time community service, from State Sen. Jennifer Boysko (D-33) as Delegate Ibraheem Samirah (D-86) looks on. Photo by Mercia Hobson.
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By Mercia Hobson

HERNDON -
Sen. Jennifer Boysko (D-33) and Del. Ibraheem Samirah (D-86) held a Town Hall Meeting with constituents on Saturday, May 11, 1 -3 p.m. in the Herndon Town Council Chambers. The meeting started with the presentation of three commendations to people in the community who helped make it a better place, followed by an overview of legislative actions and a public comment period.

Boysko and Samirah presented HJ 511 commending Holly Seibold, the founder and executive director of BRAWS (Bringing Resources to Aid Women's Shelters). The non-profit organization distributed women's menstrual supplies, bras and underwear to women in shelters. Boysko said, "(The organization) has been a partner of mine as we have focused on the issues around menstrual equity."

Next, Boysko and Samirah presented HJ 503, a memorial resolution celebrating the life of Chief Warrant Officer Edwin Linek, USN, Retired to his son Mark Linek. Boysko and Samirah alternately read the resolution noting Linek's distinguished military career serving in the Korean War, joining the US Navy Reserves and retiring after "40 years with the rank of Chief Warrant Officer." They noted Linek's community service effort, volunteer services and receiving the Knight of the Year award from the Knights of Columbus.

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