HOUSE RESOLUTION NO. 98-4740, by Representatives Ballard, Carlson, L. Thomas, Dunn, Conway, Alexander, Anderson, Appelwick, Backlund, Ballasiotes, Benson, Boldt, Buck, Bush, Butler, Cairnes, Carrell, Chandler, Chopp, Clements, Cody, Cole, Constantine, Cooke, Cooper, Costa, Crouse, DeBolt, Delvin, Dickerson, Doumit, Dunshee, Fisher, Gardner, Gombosky, Grant, Hankins, Hatfield, Hickel, Honeyford, Huff, Johnson, Kastama, Keiser, Kenney, Kessler, Koster, Lambert, Lantz, Linville, Lisk, Mason, Mastin, McCune, McDonald, McMorris, Mielke, Mitchell, Morris, Mulliken, Murray, O'Brien, Ogden, Parlette, Pennington, Poulsen, Quall, Radcliff, Reams, Regala, Robertson, Romero, D. Schmidt, K. Schmidt, Schoesler, Scott, Sehlin, Sheahan, Sherstad, Skinner, Smith, D. Sommers, H. Sommers, Sterk, Sullivan, Sump, Talcott, B. Thomas, Thompson, Tokuda, Van Luven, Veloria, Wensman, Wolfe, Wood and Zellinsky


       WHEREAS, It is the policy of the Washington State Legislature to recognize excellence in all fields of endeavor; and

       WHEREAS, Representative Philip Dyer began his distinguished legislative career with the Washington State House of Representatives in 1992 as the representative from the 5th District, which encompasses part of King County, including Issaquah, North Bend, Snoqualmie and Maple Valley; and

       WHEREAS, Representative Philip Dyer during his current term in office has served with distinction as the Chairman of the House of Representatives Health Care Committee and as a member of the House of Representatives Appropriations Committee; and

       WHEREAS, Representative Dyer during his time with the Legislature has primarily focused his attention on health care issues, transportation, education, and the Issaquah Salmon Hatchery; and

       WHEREAS, He became a leader in health care and long-term care legislation, including the Clara Act, and Health Care Reform; and

       WHEREAS, Representative Dyer is a member of the Washington State Health Policy Board, is a member of the Issaquah Valley Kiwanis, is a retired Major from the Washington Army National Guard after twenty-three years of service, is a member of Friends of Issaquah Salmon Hatchery, is past president of Eagle Ridge Homeowners Association, is a former community member of Issaquah School District Insurance Committee, and is a member of many other professional and community associations too voluminous to list; and

       WHEREAS, Prior to his election to the House of Representatives, Philip Dyer was the owner of the Doctors Agency and later becoming Vice-President of The Doctor's Company, a medical malpractice insurance company; and

       WHEREAS, Representative Dyer has received a Bachelor of Science degree from Oregon State University, a Masters degree in Management and Military Science from U.S.A. Command and General Staff College, and graduated from the Army Corps of Engineers, Officers Advanced Course;

       NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives of the state of Washington honor his excellence in service and the untold legislative and personal accomplishments and contributions by State Representative Philip Dyer to his office, his constituents and colleagues, and especially to the citizens of the great state of Washington; and

       BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives of the state of Washington extend its very best wishes to Philip Dyer, his wife Carolyn, and their two children, Pierce and Payton; and

       BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That copies of this Resolution be immediately transmitted by the Chief Clerk of the House of Representatives to Representative Philip Dyer.


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

              Resolution 4740 adopted by the House of Representatives

                                  March 12, 1998.


                          Timothy A. Martin, Chief Clerk