Bill Text: MS SR2 | 2020 | Regular Session | Engrossed


Bill Title: Commend Senate service of Senator Debbie Dawkins.

Spectrum: Slight Partisan Bill (Democrat 7-3)

Status: (Engrossed) 2020-01-10 - Immediate Release [SR2 Detail]

Download: Mississippi-2020-SR2-Engrossed.html

MISSISSIPPI LEGISLATURE

2020 Regular Session

To: Rules

By: Senator(s) Kirby, Michel, Barnett, Jackson (11th), Jackson (32nd), McMahan, Norwood, Simmons (12th), Simmons (13th), Thomas

Senate Resolution 2

(As Adopted by Senate)

A RESOLUTION TO COMMEND AND RECOGNIZE DISTRICT 48 STATE SENATOR DEBORAH (DEBBIE) DAWKINS FOR HER DISTINGUISHED SERVICE IN THE MISSISSIPPI SENATE.

     WHEREAS, State Senator Deborah (Debbie) Dawkins has represented Senate District 48, which includes portions of Harrison County, for 20 years.  In Debbie Dawkins, the citizens of District 48 have had effective representation from a dedicated public servant with public health and business experience; and

     WHEREAS, a Senator since 2000, Dawkins is a surgical technician and marketing consultant.  She graduated from the University of Texas, the London School of Economics and the University of Southern Mississippi.  Dawkins belongs to the League of Women Voters, the National Caucus of Environmental Legislators and the University of Southern Mississippi Alumni Association.  She is a United Methodist who has three children and four grandchildren; and

     WHEREAS, Senator Dawkins, a Democrat, was Chair of the State Library Committee and Vice Chair of the Environmental Protection, Conservation and Water Resources Committee.  She was a member of the Drug Policy, Finance, Forestry, Highways and Transportation, Insurance, Investigative State Offices, and Ports and Marine Resources Committees; and

     WHEREAS, Senator Dawkins was a dedicated member of American Association of University Women, Coast Conservation Association, Board of Directors, Mississippi Museum of National Science, League of Women Voters, and University of Southern Mississippi Alumni Association; and

     WHEREAS, Senator Dawkins' tenure in the Legislature made her an expert in many areas of Mississippi government and she was particularly knowledgeable in the policy details of public health, health and care professional licensure and environmental law.  Senator Dawkins' key legislative interests have included matters relating to the administration of public schools, Medicaid, Mental Health and Human Services, and she was a longtime supporter of historic Mississippi Gulf Coast structures and parks; and

     WHEREAS, Senator Dawkins' service has been marked by her commitment to success and recognized leadership, sound judgment, civility, courtesy and fairness.  She has set the highest standard in all of her many roles:  mother, statesman, community leader, leader in the Mississippi Senate, and as a true friend.  Debbie's service honored both the Mississippi Senate and this great state that she loved and served:

     NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE SENATE OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI, That we do hereby commend and recognize District 48 State Senator Deborah ("Debbie") Dawkins for her distinguished service in the Mississippi Senate.

     BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That this resolution be presented to Senator Debbie Dawkins and made available to the Capitol Press Corps.

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