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4282Type of Legislation: Concurrent Resolution CRIntroducing Body: HouseIntroduced Date: 20010607Primary Sponsor: WilkinsAll Sponsors: Wilkins and HarrisonDrafted Document Number: l:\council\bills\nbd\11885ac01.docDate Bill Passed both Bodies: 20010607Subject: Susan "Sue" Olson McNamee, ResolutionsHistory Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ ______________________________________ _______ ____________ House 20010607 Received from Senate Senate 20010607 Introduced, adopted, returned with concurrence House 20010607 Introduced, adopted, sent to Senate Versions of This Bill
TO EXPRESS THE SINCERE GRATITUDE OF THE MEMBERS OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY TO SUSAN "SUE" OLSON MCNAMEE FOR HER YEARS OF DEDICATED SERVICE TO THE SOUTH CAROLINA GENERAL ASSEMBLY, AS COUNSEL TO THE HOUSE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE AND AS STAFF ATTORNEY WITH THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL, AND TO WISH HER GODSPEED AND BEST WISHES IN ALL HER FUTURE ENDEAVORS AS SHE JOINS HER HUSBAND, JIM, IN MARYLAND.
Whereas, Susan "Sue" Olson McNamee began her career with the South Carolina General Assembly in March 1986 as assistant staff counsel to the House Judiciary Committee under the chairmanship of Robert J. Sheheen; and
Whereas, Sue came to the General Assembly with distinguished records of academic achievement and outstanding service to both the federal and state judiciaries; and
Whereas, Sue was a senior research fellow and a Phi Beta Kappa undergraduate of Denison University in Granville, Ohio. She was awarded a Master's degree in political science from Rutgers University and a juris doctorate from the University of South Carolina, where she was an articles editor on the University of South Carolina Law Review; and
Whereas, after having served as a law clerk for the Honorable Matthew J. Perry, Jr., United States District Judge for the District of South Carolina, Sue clerked for the Honorable Tolbert Goolsby, Jr., Judge of the South Carolina Court of Appeals; and
Whereas, Sue served as assistant staff attorney for the Judiciary Committee from 1986 to 1988 under Robert Sheheen and David Wilkins, becoming chief staff attorney in 1988 and serving under chairmen James Hodges and James Harrison; and
Whereas, during her service to the committee, always efficient and effective in her staff responsibilities, Sue briefed and advised the chairman and members on numerous complex issues, including judicial selection reform, House reapportionment, government restructuring, and welfare reform; and
Whereas, in October of 1998, Sue joined the South Carolina Legislative Council as a staff attorney and with her extensive legislative experience, dedication, and strong work ethic, quickly became a highly valued member of the council staff; and
Whereas, Sue will be leaving South Carolina to join her husband, Jim, in his new position as an Associate Dean at the University of Maryland School of Medicine; and
Whereas, this highly respected staff attorney and colleague will be greatly missed not only for her professionalism, integrity, and legal skills, but also for her loyalty, compassion, and thoughtfulness, not to mention her warm smile and keen sense of humor; and
Whereas, the members of the General Assembly wish to take this opportunity to pause in their deliberations to express their high regard and deep respect for this outstanding public servant and dear friend. Now, therefore,
Be it resolved by the House of Representatives, the Senate concurring:
That the members of the South Carolina General Assembly, by this resolution, express their sincere gratitude to Susan "Sue" Olson McNamee for her years of dedicated service to the South Carolina General Assembly, as counsel to the House Judiciary Committee and as staff attorney with the Legislative Council, and wish her Godspeed and best wishes in all her future endeavors as she joins her husband, Jim, in Maryland.
Be it further resolved that a copy of this resolution be presented to Susan Olson McNamee.
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