HOUSE RESOLUTION NO. 2001-4612, by Representatives Reardon, Berkey, Mulliken, Ballard, Kessler, Kenney, Conway, Ahern, Alexander, Anderson, Armstrong, Ballasiotes, Barlean, Benson, Boldt, Buck, Bush, Cairnes, Campbell, Carrell, Casada, B. Chandler, G. Chandler, Chopp, Clements, Cody, Cooper, Cox, Crouse, Darneille, DeBolt, Delvin, Dickerson, Doumit, Dunn, Dunshee, Edmonds, Edwards, Eickmeyer, Ericksen, Esser, Fisher, Fromhold, Gombosky, Grant, Haigh, Hankins, Hatfield, Hunt, Hurst, Jackley, Jarrett, Kagi, Keiser, Kirby, Lambert, Lantz, Linville, Lisk, Lovick, Marine, Mastin, McDermott, McIntire, McMorris, Mielke, Miloscia, Mitchell, Morell, Morris, Murray, O'Brien, Ogden, Pearson, Pennington, Pflug, Poulsen, Quall, Roach, Rockefeller, Romero, Ruderman, Santos, Schindler, D. Schmidt, Schoesler, Schual‑Berke, Sehlin, Simpson, Skinner, H. Sommers, Sump, Talcott, Tokuda, Van Luven, Veloria, Wood and Woods
WHEREAS, Washington State Representative Patricia "Pat" Scott, who served eight terms in unselfish, distinguished work for the citizens of Snohomish county, and for all the people of Washington, passed away on Sunday, January 7th; and
WHEREAS, Pat Scott was a loving mother to her son Tim, and a doting grandmother to Megan, Ryan, and Nate; and
WHEREAS, Children from all across Washington were always uppermost in the mind of Representative Scott through her unwavering commitment to protect and nurture their well-being; and
WHEREAS, Representative Scott fought against child abuse her entire career, sponsoring legislation that extended the statute of limitations for victims of abuse, ensured proper training for caseworkers to help identify child abuse, and increase penalties for those who operate a methamphetamine lab around children; and
WHEREAS, Representative Scott's quiet, tenacious work to create and pass the Homicide by Abuse Bill created a model that many other states have followed; and
WHEREAS, During a legislative career that will be forever modeled by men and women here and in other state governments, Representative Scott placed maximum importance on getting things done, not getting credit; and
WHEREAS, Representative Scott, our true friend and colleague, was tireless and scrupulous in her work to highlight the importance of self-esteem, personal accountability, and a positive mental attitude on the part of our young people; and
WHEREAS, The civic-mindedness of Representative Scott will always be remembered in Everett by that fair city's police and fire departments; and
WHEREAS, Although the Legislature hasn't been the same without her and now the world won't be the same without her, Representative Scott would be the first to admonish that we not mourn her passing C but that instead we celebrate her life and the time that she laughed, played, and worked among us;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives of the State of Washington celebrate the distinguished legislative, professional, civic, and, most of all, the personal life of Washington State Representative Pat Scott; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That copies of this resolution be immediately transmitted by the Co-Chief Clerks of the House of Representatives to the members of the family of Washington State Representative Pat Scott.
I hereby certify this to be a true and correct copy of
Resolution 4612 adopted by the House of Representatives
February 8, 2001.
Timothy A. Martin, Co-Chief Clerk Cynthia Zehnder, Co-Chief Clerk