HOUSE RESOLUTION NO. 2001-4672, by Representatives Ogden, D. Schmidt, Ahern, Alexander, Anderson, Armstrong, Ballard, Ballasiotes, Barlean, Benson, Berkey, Boldt, Buck, Bush, Cairnes, Campbell, Carrell, Casada, B. Chandler, G. Chandler, Chopp, Clements, Cody, Conway, 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, Kenney, Kessler, Kirby, Lambert, Lantz, Linville, Lisk, Lovick, Marine, Mastin, McDermott, McIntire, McMorris, Mielke, Miloscia, Mitchell, Morell, Morris, Mulliken, Murray, O'Brien, Pearson, Pennington, Pflug, Poulsen, Quall, Reardon, Roach, Rockefeller, Romero, Ruderman, Santos, Schindler, Schoesler, Schual‑Berke, Sehlin, Simpson, Skinner, H. Sommers, Sump, Talcott, Tokuda, Van Luven, Veloria, Wood and Woods


       WHEREAS, The members of the Washington State House of Representatives in great measure rely and depend on the unflagging spirit and the elite commitment of dedicated, professional staff in the Office of Program Research; and

       WHEREAS, Just as surely, the Office of Program Research C hereinafter called OPR C in turn relies and depends on the untiring, inexhaustible men and women who make their life's career the betterment of their state's life; and

       WHEREAS, After more than twenty-seven years of untiring committee-staff service, one such inexhaustible gentleman, Steve Lundin, has chosen the year 2001 to amend his final amendment, to revise his final Revised Code of Washington C and, yes, to upbraid his final computer-system upgrade; and

       WHEREAS, The calm, estimable, and meritorious deportment of Steve Lundin repeals every bad-attorney joke in the book; and

       WHEREAS, This gentleman C our counsel, confidant, and colleague C has most recently invested his substantial expertise and considerable patience in working, among other legislative matters, the primary-election-reform issue with and for the members of the Washington State House Select Committee on Elections; and

       WHEREAS, As an intern from the University of Washington School of Law, Mr. Lundin came to the House of Representatives in 1973, assigned to the old Legislative Council; and

       WHEREAS, The Office of Program Research, established that very year, made Mr. Lundin one of its first-then and still-tops-now staff members, looking, as legend tells it, to an historic coin-flip to assign the young counsel to the House Local Government Committee; and

       WHEREAS, His omnibus, encyclopedic knowledge of local government law and policy has made Steve Lundin one of the premiere, indeed archetypical authorities on issues as diverse as bond financing, special purpose districts, land use, public works contracting, and state constitutional law; and

       WHEREAS, Steve Lundin has been a source not only of knowledge and wisdom, but also of great merriment and entertainment as well C his impromptu expository enthusiasms are legendary; and

       WHEREAS, Steve Lundin is above all a gentle and kind-hearted friend C universally and deservedly loved by his colleagues;

       NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives of the State of Washington, salute the expansive career of Steve Lundin; 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 family of Steve Lundin.



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

              Resolution 4672 adopted by the House of Representatives

                                  July 21, 2001.


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Timothy A. Martin, Co-Chief Clerk                   Cynthia Zehnder, Co-Chief Clerk