Introduced Version



Introduced by: Richardson, Friend


        A HOUSE RESOLUTION honoring Representative David Yarde.

    Whereas, Representative David Yarde, who was first elected to represent the citizens of House District 52 in 2008, will be leaving the House chamber for the last time at the end of the 2012 legislative session;

    Whereas, During his time in the House of Representatives, Representative Yarde has served on the Small Business and Economic Development Committee, the Utilities and Energy Committee, the Roads and Transportation Committee, the Elections and Apportionment Committee, and the Family, Children and Human Affairs Committee;

    Whereas, Representative Yarde has been involved in enacting numerous pieces of legislation, including two of which he is extremely proud: HEA 1102-2011, dealing with synthetic cannabinoids and salvia, and HEA 1429-2011, dealing with textbooks and other curricular material;

    Whereas, Before being elected to the House of Representatives, Representative Yarde served 14 years on the DeKalb County Council and was a member of the Greater Garrett Plan Commission, Board of Zoning Appeals, and Keyser Township Advisory Board;

    Whereas, Representative Yarde is active in his community and is involved with numerous organizations, including the Scottish Rite, Shriners of North America, Indiana Farm Bureau, and the National Rifle Association;

    Whereas, Representative Yarde has a Bachelor of Science degree and a Master of Science degree from Indiana University - Bloomington;

    Whereas, Representative Yarde is a 5th grade teacher at Northcrest Elementary School in the Fort Wayne Community Schools and has more than 17 years of experience in school administration;

    Whereas, The fifth generation to live on the family farm, Representative Yarde enjoys antique automobiles, hunting, and fishing in his spare time; and

    Whereas, Representative David Yarde has served his constituency loyally and faithfully since his election to the Indiana General Assembly: 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 bids a fond farewell to Representative David Yarde. The House of Representatives has seen only good things during his tenure. Legislators and staff alike will miss him greatly. His departure will leave a void that will never be truly filled.
    SECTION 2. That the Principal Clerk of the House of

Representatives transmit copies of this resolution to Representative David Yarde and his family.


HR 1544/DI 84



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