Rep. Mike Levin Recognizes Local Olympic Gold Medalist Kaillie Humphries as Constituent of the Month
Oceanside, CA – Today, U.S. Representative Mike Levin (D-CA) recognized Kaillie Humphries, a Carlsbad resident and Olympic athlete who won the gold medal in the monobob event at the 2022 Winter Olympics, as his Constituent of the Month. This was Kaillie’s fourth Olympic medal and her first for Team USA. She is now the most decorated woman in bobsled history.
See below for Rep. Levin’s statement recognizing Kaillie Humphries in the Congressional Record:
“Madam Speaker, it is my honor to recognize Carlsbad resident and Olympic athlete Kaillie Humphries as my Constituent of the Month for March. Kaillie has had a long and extraordinarily successful career as a bobsled athlete, including four Olympic medals and five championships in the International Bobsleigh and Skeleton Federation (IBSF) World Championships, making her the most decorated woman in bobsled history. She had won two gold and one bronze medal for Team Canada in previous Olympic competitions, and this year, she won gold in the monobob event for Team USA. She is the only female athlete in Olympic history to have earned Olympic gold medals for two nations.
“Kaillie had to overcome significant adversity during her journey to the 2022 Winter Olympics. After leaving the Canadian team due to abuse and harassment she endured, Kaillie began the arduous process of becoming a United States citizen with little time to spare before the games, all while continuing to train vigorously for the competition. As a Carlsbad resident and constituent of mine, Kaillie reached out to my office for help. With assistance from my staff, Kaillie became a United States citizen just two months before the Olympics began, allowing her to compete for Team USA. It is hard to overstate the stress and pressure Kaillie experienced, but she persevered and ultimately made our CA-49 community and our entire country very proud.
“Kaillie is not only an extraordinary athlete, she is a person of integrity and upstanding character who is an excellent role model for all of us. It is my honor to recognize her as our Constituent of the Month, particularly during Women’s History Month.”
Representative Levin’s Constituent of the Month program recognizes outstanding North County San Diego and South Orange County residents who represent the best of our community and our country. Rep. Levin’s February Constituents of the Month were W.B. and Cynthia May, veterans and owners of Cynthia’s Artistic Expressions in Oceanside.
To nominate a resident of the 49th District to be the Constituent of the Month, fill out this nomination form.