Washington, D.C. – Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-CA) today congratulated Judge Eugene Hyman and the Santa Clara County Superior Court for their selection as 2008 winners of the United Nations Public Service Award. Judge Hyman and the court received the Public Service award in the 'Improving transparency, accountability, and responsiveness in the Public Service' category for their efforts in support of the 'Juvenile Delinquency Domestic Violence and Family Violence Court.' The United Nations Public Service Award, established in 2003, is among the most prestigious awards for public service. It rewards the creative achievements and contributions of public service institutions from across the globe that lead to a more effective and responsive public administration.
“I’d like to offer my deepest congratulations to Judge Hyman and the Santa Clara County Superior Court for winning such a global honor,” said Rep. Lofgren. “Gene has always been a powerful and effective advocate for improving our judicial process. His work to help end domestic violence and protect children has benefited thousands of local residents and this award is well deserved.”
Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren is serving her seventh term in Congress representing most of the City of San Jose and Santa Clara County. She serves as Chair of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration, Citizenship, Refugees, Border Security, and International Law. She also Chairs the House Administration Subcommittee on Elections and serves on the House Homeland Security Committee. Congresswoman Lofgren is Chair of the California Democratic Congressional Delegation consisting of 34 Democratic members of the U.S. House of Representatives from California.