2003 Regular Session
By: Senator(s) Little, Dearing, Browning, Bryan, Burton, Canon, Carlton, Carmichael, Chamberlin, Chaney, Cuevas, Dawkins, Dickerson, Farris, Frazier, Furniss, Gollott, Gordon, Hamilton, Harden, Harvey, Horhn, Huggins, Hyde-Smith, Jackson, Johnson (19th), 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 BARBARA M. BLACKMON FOR HER OUTSTANDING LEGISLATIVE RECORD AND DEDICATED SERVICE TO THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI.
WHEREAS, State Senator Barbara Martin Blackmon, a Democrat from Canton, Mississippi, is completing 12 years representing District 21, which includes parts of Humphreys, Madison and Yazoo Counties; and
WHEREAS, Senator Blackmon has indicated that she will not run for reelection at the expiration of her present term in order to seek other elective office; and
WHEREAS, in Barbara Blackmon, the residents of District 21 have lost an honest, dependable State Senator with unquestioned integrity; and
WHEREAS, Senator Blackmon is Vice Chairman of the Insurance Committee, and has served with distinction on the Appropriations, Finance, Constitution, Highways and Transportation, Judiciary, and Public Health and Welfare Committees, this committee experience representing substantial legislative influence; and
WHEREAS, Senator Blackmon was a champion for issues relating to the protection of women and domestic rights issues, and introduced legislation to reconcile state law to Mississippi Supreme Court decisions affecting the equitable distribution of assets in divorce cases, which received accolades from the Family Law Section of the Mississippi Bar Association; and
WHEREAS, Barbara was born on December 7, 1955, in Jackson, Mississippi, attended Wingfield High School, received a bachelor's Degree from Jackson State University, an M.B.A. from the University of Alabama, attended the University of Santa Clara School of Law, and earned her Juris Doctorate at the University of Mississippi School of Law and a Masters of Laws in Taxation from the New York University School of Law; she is an Attorney and member of The Mississippi Bar and the New York Bar; she is active in the Baptist Church, belongs to the JSU Development Foundation, the United Way of the Capital Area, Stewpot of Canton, the American Red Cross, and the Foundation for Education and Economic Development; and she is dedicated to her husband, Representative Ed Blackmon, and children, Madison, Edward and Bradford Jerome; and
WHEREAS, Senator Blackmon served with distinction, and the members of this Senate wish to express sincere appreciation to her for her record of dedicated public service:
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE SENATE OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI, That we do hereby commend the public service of District 21 State Senator Barbara Blackmon of Canton, Mississippi, and wish her and her family continued success in their future endeavors.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That this resolution be presented to Barbara Blackmon and be made available to the Capitol Press Corps.