2000 Regular Session
By: Senator(s) Lee, Burton, Cuevas, Furniss, Gordon, Smith, Hyde-Smith, Gollott, Frazier, Dawkins, Thames, King, Stogner, Posey, Scoper, Mettetal, Simmons, Jordan, Browning, Minor, Ross, Turner, Kirby, Carlton, Jackson, Moffatt
Senate Resolution 40
(As Adopted by Senate)
A RESOLUTION TO COMMEND SENATOR W.L. RAYBORN FOR HIS DISTINGUISHED SERVICE TO THE MISSISSIPPI SENATE ON THE OCCASION OF THE MULTI-STATE RAYBORN FAMILY REUNION.
WHEREAS, the family, friends and former colleagues of Senator W.L. Rayborn of Brookhaven, Mississippi, are recognizing his service to his family, district and state on June 17, 2000, at a multi-state Rayborn Family Reunion to be held at Percy Quinn State Park; and
WHEREAS, Senator Rayborn was elected to the Mississippi Senate in 1979, representing District 39 (Lawrence, Lincoln, Walthall and Pike Counties), and during his tenure served as Chairman of the County Affairs, Labor and Public Property Committees of the Senate; and
WHEREAS, during his longevity, W.L. took a particular interest in local governmental affairs and always voiced the concerns of county and municipal governments and the taxpayers who supported them, also becoming an expert in the State Aid Road system and monitoring the expansion of the Capitol Complex in Jackson and the needs of state office buildings; and
WHEREAS, considering his elected service by the citizens, family, neighbors and friends of his district a sacred trust and honor, W.L. distinguished himself by never having missed a single day of service to, or a recorded vote of, the Senate during his twenty years of service; and
WHEREAS, the Master of Ceremonies for the proceedings honoring W.L. will be former Senator Charles Pittman, who organizes the highly successful annual reunion and reception of the Senate, and has been a long-time friend of Senator Rayborn; and
WHEREAS, W.L.'s record as Senator is fully recognized by all responsible citizens and public officials who attest to the tremendous progress made in state government programs while he served:
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE SENATE OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI, That we do hereby commend and recognize Senator W.L. Rayborn, whose outstanding service enriched everyone with whom he was associated, and we wish W.L., his wife Doris, and his family much success and happiness in their future endeavors.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That a copy of this resolution be presented to W.L. Rayborn.