2003 Regular Session
By: Senator(s) Little, Dearing, Blackmon, Browning, Bryan, Burton, Canon, Carlton, Carmichael, Chamberlin, Chaney, Cuevas, Dawkins, Dickerson, Farris, Frazier, Furniss, Gollott, Gordon, Hamilton, Harden, Harvey, Hewes, Horhn, Huggins, Hyde-Smith, Jackson, Johnson (38th), Jordan, King, Kirby, Lee, Mettetal, Michel, Minor, Moffatt, Nunnelee, Posey, Robertson, Ross, Scoper, Simmons, Smith, Stogner, Thames, Tollison, Turner, Walden, Walls, White, Williamson
A RESOLUTION COMMENDING SENATOR TIM "ELVIS" JOHNSON FOR HIS OUTSTANDING LEGISLATIVE RECORD AND DEDICATED SERVICE TO THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI.
WHEREAS, State Senator Timothy L. (Tim) Johnson, a Republican from Madison, Mississippi, is completing 8 years representing District 19 which included parts of Attala, Leake and Madison Counties; and
WHEREAS, Senator Johnson has indicated that he will not run for re-election at the expiration of his present term, in order to seek other elective office; and
WHEREAS, in Tim Johnson, the residents of District 19 have lost an honest, dependable State Senator with unquestioned integrity; and
WHEREAS, Tim's avocation is being an Elvis Presley impersonator, and he has favored the Senate with his alter ego on many occasions, and annually provides a litany of outstanding Senate floor quotes at the conclusion of each Session to put the yearly agenda in perspective; and
WHEREAS, Senator Johnson is Vice Chairman of the Forestry Committee, and has served with distinction on the Finance, Insurance, Juvenile Justice, Municipalities and Veterans and Military Affairs Committees, and has been particularly effective as subcommittee Chairman of the Committee on Enrolled Bills, this committee experience representing substantial legislative influence; and
WHEREAS, Senator Johnson is a former Madison Alderman, and he was a champion of law enforcement, school choice and issues enhancing municipal government, consistently supporting legislation to support the Mississippi Highway Patrol, Bureau of Narcotics and local law enforcement officers; and
WHEREAS, Tim was born on December 2, 1959, in Kosciusko, attended Kosciusko High School and Mississippi State University, is an insurance businessman and active member of the Presbyterian Church, and belongs to the Madison Chamber of Commerce, National Rifle Association, the Mississippi Farm Bureau, the Madison-Ridgeland Jaycees, the Toastmasters Club, the Madison Arts Guild, Very Special Arts in Mississippi, the Committee for the March of Dimes, and he is dedicated to his wife, Lynn and children, Mary Margaret and Marshall;and
WHEREAS, Senator Johnson served with distinction and we will miss his friendship when Elvis "leaves the building":
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE SENATE OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI, That we do hereby commend the public service of District 19 State Senator Tim Johnson of Madison, Mississippi, and wish him and his family continued success in their future endeavors.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That this resolution be presented to Tim Johnson and be made available to the Capitol Press Corps.