HOUSE RESOLUTION NO. 98-4737, by Representatives Butler, Scott, Kenney, Veloria, Wolfe, Kessler, Grant, Ogden, Mason, O'Brien, Murray, Dunshee, Conway, Romero, Hatfield, Poulsen, Fisher, H. Sommers, Gombosky, Wood, Sullivan, Regala, Doumit, Tokuda, Appelwick, Keiser, Anderson, Lantz, Cody, Constantine, Eickmeyer, Gardner, Quall, Cooper, Costa, Morris, Linville, Chopp, Johnson, Carlson, L. Thomas, Alexander, Backlund, Ballard, Ballasiotes, Benson, Boldt, Buck, Bush, Cairnes, Carrell, Chandler, Clements, Cooke, Crouse, DeBolt, Delvin, Dickerson, Dunn, Dyer, Hankins, Hickel, Honeyford, Huff, Kastama, Koster, Lambert, Lisk, Mastin, McCune, McDonald, McMorris, Mielke, Mitchell, Mulliken, Parlette, Pennington, Radcliff, Reams, Robertson, D. Schmidt, K. Schmidt, Schoesler, Sehlin, Sheahan, Sherstad, Skinner, Smith, D. Sommers, Sterk, Sump, Talcott, B. Thomas, Thompson, Van Luven, Wensman and Zellinsky


      WHEREAS, Washington State Representative Grace Cole, first appointed to the Washington State House of Representatives in 1982, is serving her eighth term of unselfish, distinguished service to the citizens of what is now known as the thirty-second Legislative District; and

      WHEREAS, Representative Cole, affectionately and very appropriately known as Grace, has announced that she will not seek reelection to the Washington State Legislature this year; and

      WHEREAS, Representative Cole, who lives with her husband Carl in Lake Forest Park, has served her community as an active member of the Chamber of Commerce, the League of Women Voters, the American Association of University Women, and numerous other civic organizations; and

      WHEREAS, Representative Cole has devoted her life to children, having raised four sons, and having served on the Shoreline School Board for fourteen years, with Shoreline Youth Services for three years, as cofounder of the Center for Human Services, and on the Education Committee of the State House of Representatives for fifteen years; and

      WHEREAS, During her legislative career Representative Cole has distinguished herself by displaying her concern for the needs of children, school improvement, and the rights of workers, and by ensuring a clean environment; and

      WHEREAS, Grace has above all been the personification of her name, recognized by all for graciousness, courtesy, and caring; and

      WHEREAS, Our friend and colleague once again wants to devote herself to children by taking time to enjoy her five grandchildren; and

      WHEREAS, The Washington State Legislature will not be the same without her;

      NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives celebrate and commemorate the distinguished legislative, professional, civic, and personal career of Washington State Representative Grace Cole; and

      BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That copies of this resolution be immediately transmitted by the Chief Clerk of the House of Representatives to Washington State Representative Grace Cole and the members of her family.



          I hereby certify this to be a true and correct copy of

            Resolution adopted by the House of Representatives

                             March 12, 1998.




                      Timothy A. Martin, Chief Clerk