Friday, January 4, 2013

Statement from Congressman Scott Peters RE: The Passing of Murray Galinson

Washington, D.C.  – Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) issued the following statement from Washington, D.C. today regarding the passing of his friend Murray Galinson:

“My wife, Lynn, and I are greatly saddened by the unexpected death of our friend Murray. We’ve had the privilege of being included in many of the political and civic-minded events he and Elaine have hosted in their home. And I’ve had the great privilege and great honor to know him, work with him, and in many ways,  to learn from this wise, kind, and thoughtful leader.

“Murray was a huge influence on our community because his business and political acumen were as great as his sense of civic duty, and because his huge heart guided his tremendous generosity.

“When life in politics became lonely, I could always count on Murray's good sense and good humor to encourage me. I was honored to have his support in every one of my political campaigns, but the bigger honor was being able to call him my good friend. I will miss him very much.”


Sunday, December 30, 2012

 Rep.-Elect Scott Peters to Be Sworn In with 113th Congress On Jan. 3 at U.S. Capitol

Washington, D.C. – On Thursday, Jan. 3, Representative-Elect Scott Peters will take the oath of office with the other members of 113th Congress. The Vice-President and the Speaker of the House will administer the oath during the first session of the 113th Congress on the floor of the House of Representatives at noon EST (9 a.m. PST).

“I’m honored and eager to be taking the oath of office next week.  Personally, it will be the culmination of an exciting year for my family and me,” Peters said. “But mostly, I am enthusiastic about getting to work for San Diego,” he added.  His wife and their two children will join Peters at the ceremony.

On the morning of the swearing-in, Peters and his family will participate in a bi-partisan prayer service at St. Peters Catholic Church in D.C. Additionally, on Jan. 3 Peters will host an Open House in his Capitol Hill office, to celebrate the occasion. The Open House will be held from noon to 4 p.m., at 2410 Rayburn HOB, Washington, D.C. To RSVP for the Open House, write to

Peters’ District Director MaryAnne Pintar encouraged residents of the 52nd District, and Peters’ other friends and supporters, to participate in the swearing in by watching the proceedings on CSPAN where they will be aired live, and by posting a message on Peters’ Facebook page.

“So many people contributed to the success of the campaign and helped send Scott to Washington,” Pintar said. “We can’t all be in D.C. for the big day, but we can all be a part of it by sending him well wishes on Facebook or Twitter. I know it would mean a lot to him to hear from people back home on this important day. He's going to need a lot of support from San Diego.”

Peters' Facebook page and Twitter account can be accessed via the home page of his campaign