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SENATE CONCURRENT
RESOLUTION No.
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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED RESOLUTION

    A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION memorializing former Congressman James P. Jontz.



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Introduced

First Regular Session 115th General Assembly (2007)


SENATE CONCURRENT
RESOLUTION No. _____



    A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION memorializing former Congressman James P. Jontz.

    Whereas, Jim Jontz became, at age 22, one of the youngest people ever elected to the General Assembly;

    Whereas, Mr. Jontz served in the Indiana House of Representatives from 1974 to 1984 and the Indiana Senate from 1984 to 1988;

    Whereas, Mr. Jontz was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1988 and 1990 where he championed labor and environmental causes;

    Whereas, Mr. Jontz, in each of his positions, fostered a personal style of politics that brought him frequent contact with his constituents and a dedication to popular causes;

    Whereas, Mr. Jontz focused his energy on fighting corruption and other forms of governmental largesse;

    Whereas, Mr. Jontz is best know for his activities as an environmentalist and was a leader in developing ties between labor organizations and environmental groups;

    Whereas, Mr. Jontz pursued his passion for the environment after leaving government by directing the

Western Ancient Forest Campaign as well as helping begin the Alliance for Sustainable Jobs and the Environment;

    Whereas, Mr. Jontz was a dynamic leader as president of Americans for Democratic Action; and

    Whereas, Mr. Jontz will be fondly remembered for the passion he brought to issues and the collegial way he pursued those goals; Therefore:

Be it resolved by the Senate     of the General Assembly

of the State of Indiana, the House of Representatives     concurring:


    SECTION 1. The Indiana State Senate hereby memorializes James P. Jontz.
    SECTION 2. The Secretary of the Senate is directed to transmit a copy of this resolution to Mr. Jontz's family.