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Long-time Congressional caseworker recognized as December ‘Hero of the Month’

U.S. Representative Mark Walker (R-N.C.) has designated his Alamance County office caseworker Janine Osborne as his Sixth District Community Hero of the Month for December.

During his tenure in Congress, which ends next week, Walker has recognized a constituent, business, or organization for displaying extraordinary acts of service and for making a difference in the lives around them. Walker’s term will end January 3, when the new Congress is sworn in; he did not seek re-election, but has indicated an intention to run for U.S. Senate in 2022.

Said Walker in making the award, “For nearly four decades, Janine has selflessly served our constituents who are in truly desperate situations. But more importantly, she has valued every single person who walked into our office and treated them with the utmost respect and kindness they deserve. Janine has positively impacted our office and made a difference in so many lives – including mine.”

Since her first days with former U.S. Representative Howard Coble in 1984, Janine’s knowledge and dedication have been great assets to the Sixth District, Walker said. With a focus on immigration casework, her 36 years of congressional service is unparalleled, he added. From veterans to seniors, she has assisted thousands of North Carolinians throughout her tenure, Walker said.

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This year, she was nominated by the Congressional Management Foundation for their Lifetime Achievement Award, given to members of Congress and staff who have had long, respected careers and made a positive impact on the management and operations of the institution.

Janine and her husband, Ron, live in Burlington. She was presented with a certificate and a flag that was flown over the U.S. Capitol.

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