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SENATE RESOLUTION No. ___




DIGEST OF INTRODUCED RESOLUTION


     A SENATE RESOLUTION honoring Shirley A. Wright-Small for her years of dedicated service to Randolph County.



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Introduced

First Regular Session 115th General Assembly (2007)


SENATE RESOLUTION


     MADAM PRESIDENT:

    I offer the following resolution and move its adoption:

    A SENATE RESOLUTION honoring Shirley A. Wright-Small for her years of dedicated service to Randolph County.
    
    Whereas, Shirley A. Wright-Small is one of the best known-names in Randolph County government and politics. She is a lifelong resident of Parker City, in western Randolph County, and a graduate of Parker High School and Indiana Business College;

    Whereas, Shirley began her career in politics as a vice- committeeman in Parker City in the 1960's. Thereafter, she was elected vice-chairman of the Randolph County Republican Central Committee in 1974 and Randolph County Clerk in 1980;

    Whereas, Shirley remained active in Republican organizational politics for over forty years. In 1991, she was elected vice-chairman of the Second District Republican Central Committee, befriending and assisting some of Indiana's most prominent Republicans;


    Whereas, Shirley was elected Randolph County Republican Chairman in 2001, becoming the first woman to serve in that position. During her tenure, the Republican Party in Randolph County has made great strides in winning elected offices;

    Whereas, Shirley continues to live in Parker City and enjoys spending time with her children and grandchildren. She remains active in the Parker City United Methodist Church, the Eastern Star, and the Lions Club. She has twice been honored with the Sagamore of the Wabash Award, presented to her by Governors Bowen and Orr; and

    Whereas, Shirley A. Wright-Small's lifetime of dedicated service to Randolph County has earned her the admiration and respect of her peers. Future residents of Randolph County will find it a better place to call home because of her efforts: Therefore,
    

Be it resolved by the Senate of the

General Assembly of the State of Indiana:

                    

    SECTION 1. The Indiana State Senate honors Shirley A. Wright- Small for her years of dedicated service to Randolph County.
    SECTION 2. The Secretary of the Senate is hereby directed to transmit a copy of this Resolution to Shirley A. Wright-Small and her family.