By Senators Haugen, Spanel, Costa, Snyder and Fraser


     WHEREAS, Former Washington state Rep. Charles E. AChuck@ Moon died April 9 at the age of seventy-six; and


     WHEREAS, He was born May 6, 1923 and attended Washington State College in Pullman, now known as Washington State University; and 


     WHEREAS, He began his career as a veterinarian in Alaska before moving back to Washington, where he continued to practice for most of his career; and


     WHEREAS, He lived in Wenatchee and Everett before he and his wife Ellen moved to Snohomish and the house they shared for forty-eight years; and                   


     WHEREAS, He served two years on the Snohomish City Council and twelve years on Snohomish County=s Public Utility District Board; and


     WHEREAS, During his tenure on the PUD board he encouraged the body to buy environmentally sound power, putting him decades ahead of his time in his understanding of public power; and


     WHEREAS, In 1962 he was first elected to what would become sixteen years in the Washington State House of Representatives serving the people of Snohomish County=s 39th Legislative District; and


     WHEREAS, Reforming the state=s tax system so it treated everyone fairly and equitably was one of his main goals in the Legislature; and               


     WHEREAS, He earned a reputation for unwavering integrity and commitment to public service; and


     WHEREAS, He was widely respected for his honesty, fairness and devotion to his principles; and


     WHEREAS, He was seldom seen without his wife and partner of fifty-seven years Ellen, who survives him along with his brother Don, sister Jeanne, sons Gary, Bob and Paul, five grandchildren and two great grandchildren;


     NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, That the Washington State Senate celebrates the life and contributions of former Rep. Charles E. AChuck@ Moon; and


     BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That copies of this resolution be immediately transmitted by the Secretary of the Senate to the members of his family of former Rep. Charles E. AChuck@ Moon.


I, Tony M. Cook, Secretary of the Senate,

do hereby certify that this is a true and

correct copy of Senate Resolution 8690

adopted by the Senate on May 4, 2001.





Secretary of the Senate