Ruth Conroy, 88, who has lived in Naples since 1984, said she's proud of her son. "He said 'I got the job.' I said, "Congratulations. I think it's a big honor," she said today. She said her son was among five job candidates interviewed, and he was interviewed a second time by Boehner and U.S. Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., the House Minority Leader. "His dedication to God's work, commitment to serving others, and experience working with people of faith from all traditions will make him an asset to the House community," Boehner said in a statement. Pelosi said she looks forward to Fr. Patrick Conroy, S.J. providing "guidance and comfort, ministering to the needs of the Capitol Hill community in an interfaith way." Conroy said all of her children were born in Everett, Wash., and she worked for the federal government before retiring to Florida. Patrick Conroy would become the 60th chaplain of the U.S. House, Boehner announced in a press release.
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