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1425Type of Legislation: Concurrent Resolution CRIntroducing Body: SenateIntroduced Date: 20000531Primary Sponsor: JacksonAll Sponsors: Jackson, Matthews, Patterson, Ford, Glover, Anderson, Alexander, Bauer, Branton, Bryan, Courson, Courtney, Drummond, Elliott, Fair, Giese, Gregory, Grooms, Hayes, Holland, Hutto, Land, Leatherman, Leventis, Martin, McConnell, McGill, Mescher, Moore, O'Dell, Passailaigue, Peeler, Rankin, Ravenel, Reese, Richardson, Russell, Ryberg, Saleeby, Setzler, Short, J. Verne Smith, Thomas, Waldrep and WilsonDrafted Document Number: l:\s-res\dj\003wash.whb.docDate Bill Passed both Bodies: 20000601Subject: Senator McKinley Washington, Jr.; ResolutionsHistory Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ ______________________________________ _______ ____________ Senate 20000601 Received from House House 20000531 Introduced, adopted, returned with concurrence Senate 20000531 Introduced, adopted, sent to House Versions of This Bill
TO RECOGNIZE SENATOR MCKINLEY WASHINGTON, JR. ON THE OCCASION OF HIS RETIREMENT FROM THE SOUTH CAROLINA SENATE FOR HIS DISTINGUISHED SERVICE TO ALLENDALE, BEAUFORT, CHARLESTON, COLLETON, HAMPTON, AND JASPER COUNTIES AND THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA.
Whereas, the adjournment of the General Assembly this year will mark the end of Senator McKinley Washington, Jr.'s distinguished service as a member of the General Assembly; and
Whereas, Senator Washington previously provided outstanding representation to district number one-hundred sixteen in the South Carolina House of Representatives from 1974 until his election to the South Carolina Senate in 1990; and
Whereas, Senator Washington is married to the former Ms. Beulah A. Jeffries with whom he has two children: daughter Katrina, and a son, Michael; and
Whereas, Senator Washington is a devout man of God and serves as the Pastor of Edisto Presbyterian Church, (USA) Edisto Island, South Carolina; and
Whereas, Senator Washington is a firm believer in education exemplified by his graduation from Eastern High School and his continued matriculation at Johnson C. Smith University where he received his Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Divinity, as well as a Master of Divinity from Johnson C. Smith Theological Seminary; and
Whereas, Senator Washington is well renowned for his contributions to the State and his fellow men and has been recognized by having the following, Honorary Degrees conferred upon him, Dr. of Humane Letters, University of Charleston, Charleston, South Carolina and Dr. of Humane Letters, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina; and
Whereas, Senator Washington is a standout among his peers having provided courageous and outstanding leadership during his tenure as Chairman of the South Carolina Legislative Black Caucus; and
Whereas, Senator Washington served as Chairman of the Committee on Operations and Management of the House of Representatives; and
Whereas, Senator Washington is a champion of religious and personal freedom for all people under the law having founded the Edisto branch of the NAACP and the St. Paul Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance, having served as its past president; and
Whereas, Senator Washington founded and served as president of the St. Paul Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance; and
Whereas, Senator Washington has served on numerous other boards, commissions, and committees, balancing his community activism with his service in the Senate; and
Whereas, Senator Washington was elected to the South Carolina Employment Security Commission, January 2000, and will continue his outstanding and tireless service to the people of South Carolina in his new capacity as a commissioner of the South Carolina Employment Security Commission; and
Whereas, Senator Washington's devotion, eloquence, commitment, leadership, and unassailable character will be sorely missed in the General Assembly; and
Whereas, Senator Washington's tireless dedication provide a positive role model and example of service for all of his peers to emulate. Now, therefore,
Be it resolved by the Senate, the House of Representatives concurring;
That the members of the General Assembly recognize Senator McKinley Washington, Jr. for his distinguished accomplishments and contributions to district forty-five and the State of South Carolina, and upon his retirement we wish him longevity and prosperity as he embarks on his new career.
Be it further resolved that a copy be forwarded to Senator McKinley Washington, Jr.
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