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TO EXPRESS THE SINCERE GRATITUDE OF THE MEMBERS OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY TO MR. JOSEPH E. HINES, JR., OF SPARTANBURG FOR HIS MANY YEARS OF SERVICE TO HIS COMMUNITY AND THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA, UPON RETIRING FROM HIS CURRENT POSITION AS DIRECTOR OF SPARTANBURG COUNTY OFFICE OF VOTER REGISTRATION AND ELECTIONS ON JUNE 16, 2003, AND TO WISH HIM MANY YEARS OF CONTINUED HAPPINESS.
Whereas, it is with great pleasure that we recognize South Carolinians for their commitments to improving their communities and this State; and
Whereas, Mr. Joseph E. Hines, Jr., of Spartanburg was born on July 29, 1935, to his loving parents, Joseph E. and Ethel Stuckey Hines of Spartanburg, and was educated in Spartanburg city schools, graduating from Spartanburg High School; and
Whereas, he attended the University of South Carolina, graduating with a degree in Business Administration in 1957, and he later attended the University of South Carolina School of Law, graduating in 1962; and
Whereas, he was not only dedicated to his studies, but he was also committed to protecting this State and nation and patriotically joined the United States Army; and
Whereas, he was admitted to the South Carolina Bar in 1962 and practiced law in Spartanburg until 1991; and
Whereas, Mr. Hines was a prominent attorney in the community and his reputation and hard work led to his appointment to the Spartanburg County Election Commission in 1968, where he served as the chairman of the commission from 1971 until 1991, ensuring accuracy and excellence for the voters of the county; and
Whereas, in 1991, Mr. Hines accepted the position as the Director of Voter Registration and Elections and has been a caring and successful leader, ably directing his staff and conducting well-run elections; and
Whereas, as director, his responsibilities included organizing 88 precincts and almost 150,000 registered voters, attending Spartanburg County Council meetings to solicit additional funding for the election process, and assisting municipalities around Spartanburg with elections and voter registration; and
Whereas, under his direction, the Spartanburg County Office of Voter Registration and Elections was named the 1999-2000 Outstanding Office of the Year in South Carolina; and
Whereas, on June 16, 2003, Mr. Joseph E. Hines, Jr., will retire as Director of Spartanburg County Voter Registration and Elections with the respect of all of the people who have had the pleasure of working with him during his career in public service; and
Whereas, upon retirement, Mr. Hines will enjoy spending time with his wife, Helen Thackston Hines, and their children Joseph E. Hines III and John M. Hines. Now, therefore,
Be it resolved by the House of Representatives, the Senate concurring:
That the members of the General Assembly express their sincere gratitude to Mr. Joseph E. Hines, Jr., of Spartanburg for his many years of service to his community and the State of South Carolina, upon retiring from his current position as Director of Spartanburg County Voter Registration and Elections on June 16, 2003, and wish him many years of continued happiness.
Be it further resolved that a copy of this resolution be forwarded to Mr. Joseph E. Hines, Jr., of Spartanburg.
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