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TO COMMEND THE HONORABLE LINDA "LIN" BENNETT FOR HER SIX YEARS OF COMMITTED SERVICE TO THE CITIZENS OF HOUSE DISTRICT 114 IN CHARLESTON AND DORCHESTER COUNTIES AND TO WISH HER MUCH SUCCESS AND FULFILLMENT IN ALL HER FUTURE ENDEAVORS.
Whereas, for six years and with great integrity, the Honorable Lin Bennett has represented the citizens of Charleston and Dorchester Counties, District 114, in the House of Representatives of this great State; and
Whereas, born in Wassertrudingen, Germany, on February 9, 1954, Lin is the daughter of Hank and Frieda. She attended the University of Maryland and Essex Community College, in preparation for a career as a public servant; and
Whereas, among her many ventures, she worked as a contractor for the Department of Defense in Washington, D.C. (1982-1998), as a manager of student support for the Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers (FLETC)(1998-2014), and on the State Small Business Commission (2008-2010) and the Charleston Neighborhood Commission (2010-2012). In addition, she served as a board member of Patriots Point Development Authority from 2010 to 2016, chairing the Finance Committee from 2013 to 2016; and
Whereas, Representative Bennett has served the citizens of District 114 in the House of Representatives with distinction since 2017. In her final legislative session, she proudly served with great dedication and merit as the first vice chair of the Education and Public Works Committee; and
Whereas, having married Edward J. Bennett, on March 10, 1984, she has enjoyed the love and support of her husband and their three children, Dan, Mike, and Jim, throughout her career as a public servant; and
Whereas, as a member of the House of Representatives, Representative Bennett has worked diligently and to the best of her ability to better the lives of her constituents in District 114, and her unique perspective has been invaluable to the many issues examined during her years of service; and
Whereas, with the understanding that Lin Bennett will not be returning to join her colleagues in the House of Representatives next legislative session, the members wish to take the time to thank her for her dedicated service to the people of District 114 and extend heartfelt wishes to both her and her family for all the best life has to offer in the coming years. Now, therefore,
Be it resolved by the House of Representatives:
That the members of the South Carolina House of Representatives, by this resolution, commend the Honorable Linda "Lin" Bennett for her six years of committed service to the citizens of House District 114 in Charleston and Dorchester Counties and wish her much success and fulfillment in all her future endeavors.
Be it further resolved that a copy of this resolution be presented to the Honorable Linda "Lin" Bennett.
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