SENATE RESOLUTION NO. 54
(By Senators Chafin, Kessler (Mr. President), Barnes, Beach, Boley, Browning, Edgell, D. Facemire, K. Facemyer, Foster, Green, Hall, Helmick, Jenkins, Kirkendoll, Klempa, Laird, McCabe, Miller, Minard, Nohe, Palumbo, Plymale, Prezioso, Snyder, Stollings, Sypolt, Tucker, Unger, Wells, Williams, Wills
Recognizing the service of the Honorable John Pat Fanning, member of the West Virginia Senate and dedicated public servant.
Whereas, John Pat Fanning was born August 14, 1934, in Iaeger, West Virginia, son of the late James P. and Gertrude (Neal) Fanning; and
Whereas, John Pat Fanning attended Davis and Elkins College and Cincinnati College of Embalming; and
Whereas, John Pat Fanning was appointed to the West Virginia Senate June 10, 1968, to fill the vacancy created by the resignation of Glenn Hatcher; and
Whereas, Since that time, the Honorable John Pat Fanning has been elected to a remarkable eight terms in the Senate in 1968, 1972, 1976, 1984, 1996, 2000, 2004 and 2008; and
Whereas, The Honorable John Pat Fanning currently serves on the Committees on Natural Resources (Vice Chair), Agriculture, Banking and Insurance, Energy, Industry and Mining, Judiciary, and Transportation and Infrastructure. Additionally, he serves on the Forest Management Review Commission; and
Whereas, The Honorable John Pat Fanning, during his incomparable tenure in the Senate, which has spanned over four decades, has held the following positions: Chairman, Committee on Finance, 61st, 62nd, 63rd and 64th Legislatures; Chairman, Committee on Transportation, 67th Legislature; Chairman, Committee on Labor, 74th and 75th Legislatures; Chairman, Committee on Natural Resources, 76th through 79th Legislatures; Vice Chair, Committee on Pensions, 75th and 76th Legislatures; and
Whereas, The Honorable John Pat Fanning has decided not to seek reelection in 2012, bringing an end to a storied and distinguished career in public service; therefore, be it
Resolved by the Senate:
That the Senate hereby recognizes the service of the Honorable John Pat Fanning, member of the West Virginia Senate and dedicated public servant; and, be it
Further Resolved, That the Senate hereby expresses its sincere appreciation to the Honorable John Pat Fanning for his dedication and commitment to the citizens of the sixth senatorial district and the State of West Virginia; and, be it
Further Resolved, That the Clerk is hereby directed to forward a copy of this resolution to the Honorable John Pat Fanning.