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TO RECOGNIZE AND COMMEND JOHN W. TUCKER, JR., OF ANDERSON COUNTY, FOR TEN YEARS OF OUTSTANDING SERVICE AS CHAIRMAN OF THE UPSTATE CITIZENS COMMITTEE FOR JUDICIAL QUALIFICATIONS OF THE JUDICIAL MERIT SELECTION COMMISSION.
Whereas, John W. Tucker, Jr., of Anderson County, has served the citizens of this State with commitment and excellence by representing citizens in the important task of evaluating and selecting state judges as Chairman of the Upstate Citizens Committee for Judicial Qualifications of the Judicial Merit Selection Commission; and
Whereas, not only has Mr. Tucker given a voice to the public on the grassroots level in helping to select state judges, he has done so ably and honorably for ten years, since the inception of the Judicial Merit Selection Commission; and
Whereas, Mr. Tucker's appointment to the Upstate Citizens Committee was a testament to the Judicial Merit Selection Commission's desire for broad-based local participation by people from all parts of South Carolina in the weighty and significant process of helping the Commission qualify and select judges and the General Assembly ultimately elect them; and
Whereas, his service to the State goes far beyond his leadership of the Upstate Citizens Committee, Mr. Tucker was a distinguished member of the House of Representatives representing Anderson County from 1984 to 1996, where he served as First Vice Chairman of the Judiciary Committee and Rules Committee and as a member of the Joint Appropriations Review and Health Care Oversight Committees; and
Whereas, Mr. Tucker also was Chairman of the Crime Study Committee and served on the Commission on Prosecution, which has served him well in his current position as Chief of Staff for the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit Solicitor's Office and as outgoing Chairman of the Upstate Citizens Committee for Judicial Qualifications; and
Whereas, it is appropriate for the members of the Senate to express their deepest gratitude to John W. Tucker, Jr., for his exemplary leadership, selfless volunteer public service work, and for contributing to the great success of the Judicial Merit Selection Commission. Now, therefore,
Be it resolved by the Senate:
That the members of the Senate of the State of South Carolina, by this resolution, recognize and commend John W. Tucker, Jr., of Anderson County, for ten years of outstanding service as Chairman of the Upstate Citizens Committee for Judicial Qualifications of the Judicial Merit Selection Commission.
Be it further resolved that a copy of this resolution be forwarded to John W. Tucker, Jr..
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