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HOUSE

RESOLUTION No. ___




Introduced by: Summers


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    A HOUSE RESOLUTION to memorialize Maggie M. Brents for her life-long devotion to her community.

Whereas, Maggie M. Brents passed away on Thursday, March 19, 2009 at age 82;
Whereas, Maggie M. Brents served on the Indianapolis City- County Council for three terms, beginning in 1991;
Whereas, Maggie M. Brents will be remembered as a soft- spoken but persistent advocate on issues such as cable TV prices and the Riverside Park recreation center;
Whereas, Maggie M. Brents earned two nicknames during her tenure on the Indianapolis City-County Council: "the cable lady," because she always voted against raising cable prices and "the Godmother," for the respect she garnered in her community and on the City-County Council;
Whereas, Maggie M. Brents has been praised by U.S.

Representative Andre Carson, D-Indianapolis, for her work to create affordable housing and hope for people whose circumstances appeared hopeless;
Whereas, Maggie M. Brents was a graduate of Crispus Attucks High School and began her career at the RCA Corporation. Before her retirement from the Center Township assessor's office, she had worked for the city, county and federal government in some capacity; therefore

Be it resolved by the House of Representatives of the

General Assembly of the State of Indiana:

SECTION 1. That the Indiana House of Representatives wishes to memorialize Maggie M. Brents for her life- long devotion to her community. SECTION 2. That the Principal Clerk of the Indiana House of Representatives transmit a copy of this resolution to Maggie M. Brents' family.






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