By Senators Pelz, Gaspard, Rasmussen, Conner, Vognild, Hansen, Niemi, Rinehart, Stratton, Bluechel, McMullen, Williams, Wojahn, Erwin, L. Kreidler, Skratek, Oke, Thorsness, Snyder, Matson, Bailey, Talmadge, Roach, Newhouse, Bauer, Moore, Madsen, Jesernig, Owen, Sutherland, A. Smith, von Reichbauer and Lt. Governor Joel Pritchard


     WHEREAS, Throughout his life, Senator George Fleming has been a champion, a leader, and a statesman for all the people of the state of Washington; and

     WHEREAS, From the honors of being a standout running back for the 1960 and 1961 Husky Rose Bowl teams, to the accomplishments of providing for the poor and underserved, Senator Fleming enriched the lives of the citizens of this state; and

     WHEREAS, Senator Fleming spent twenty-two years serving the 37th District first as a Representative and then as a Senator; and

     WHEREAS, Senator Fleming served as caucus vice-chairman for seven years and as caucus chairman for eight years; and

     WHEREAS, During his legislative service, Senator Fleming's energy, courage, and dedication to the citizens of this state brought chore services and quality  nursing homes to the elderly, low-income housing and emergency food and shelter to the dispossessed, and economic development to the underdeveloped areas of our cities; and

     WHEREAS, Senator Fleming's leadership brought protection for the civil rights of all Washington's citizens and his leadership brought a day to this state where all celebrate the rights and freedoms we have - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day; and

     WHEREAS, Senator Fleming found time to raise a family with his wife, Tina, and be a father to his two daughters, Sonja and Yemi, and be rewarded with a granddaughter, Arica;

     NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, That the Senate of the state of Washington recognizes, honors, and celebrates the service and leadership of Senator George Fleming; and

     BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That copies of this resolution be immediately transmitted by the Secretary of the Senate to Senator George Fleming and his family.


I, Gordon A. Golob, Secretary of the Senate,

do hereby certify that this is a true and

correct copy of Senate Resolution 1991-8607,

adopted by the Senate January 30, 1991.




GORDON A. GOLOB                       JOEL PRITCHARD

Secretary of the Senate                    Lieutenant Governor