By Senators Thibaudeau, Snyder, McDonald, Benton, Rasmussen, Haugen, McAuliffe, Wojahn, Bauer, Loveland, Sheldon, Kohl, Swanson, Fraser, Spanel, Fairley, Prentice, Kline, Jacobsen, Wood, Sellar, Hale, Heavey, Winsley, Finkbeiner, Deccio, Horn, Patterson, Stevens, Long, Swecker, Newhouse, Franklin, Johnson, Morton, Prince, Goings, Hochstatter, Roach, Brown, Zarelli, Rossi, McCaslin, Oke, Schow, West, Hargrove,  Strannigan and Anderson



     WHEREAS, The Washington State Senate has the pleasure of welcoming the birth of Emily Nicole Locke; and


     WHEREAS, Emily was born to Governor Gary Locke and his wife, Mona, at 9:30 p.m. Sunday at Swedish Medical Center; and


     WHEREAS, Emily is a healthy 5 pound, 9 ounce baby; and


     WHEREAS, Emily is the first child for the Lockes and only the third child born to a governor while in office;


     NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, That the Washington State Senate offer its congratulations and best wishes to the Governor and his wife on the birth of their daughter.





I, Mike O=Connell, Secretary of the Senate,

do hereby certify that this is a true and

correct copy of Senate Resolution 1997-8633,

adopted by the Senate March 10, 1997.





Secretary of the Senate