HOUSE RESOLUTION NO. 4700, by Representatives Morris, Alexander, Anderson, Angel, Appleton, Armstrong, Bailey, Blake, Campbell, Carlyle, Chandler, Chase, Chopp, Clibborn, Cody, Condotta, Conway, Crouse, Dammeier, Darneille, DeBolt, Dickerson, Driscoll, Dunshee, Eddy, Ericks, Ericksen, Fagan, Finn, Flannigan, Goodman, Green, Haigh, Haler, Hasegawa, Herrera, Hinkle, Hope, Hudgins, Hunt, Hunter, Hurst, Jacks, Johnson, Kagi, Kelley, Kenney, Kessler, Kirby, Klippert, Kretz, Kristiansen, Liias, Linville, Maxwell, McCoy, McCune, Miloscia, Moeller, Morrell, Nealey, Nelson, O'Brien, Orcutt, Ormsby, Orwall, Parker, Pearson, Pedersen, Pettigrew, Priest, Probst, Roach, Roberts, Rodne, Rolfes, Ross, Santos, Schmick, Seaquist, Sells, Shea, Short, Simpson, Smith, Springer, Sullivan, Takko, Taylor, Upthegrove, Van De Wege, Wallace, Walsh, Warnick, White, Williams, and Wood

     WHEREAS, Washington State Representative Dave Quall, who will forever be known as "Coach Quall" has served the people of the 40th district with integrity, honor, and dedication since 1993; and
     WHEREAS, His wife and trusted advisor Allene Quall, daughters Kim Brown and Kay Witt, and six cherished grandchildren have served as his guideposts and source of strength and inspiration; and
     WHEREAS, Representative Quall retired from a distinguished career after 38 years as a teacher, counselor, and basketball coach, and as a Running Start counselor and men's basketball coach at Skagit Valley College; and
     WHEREAS, His former students and players stay in touch and he follows their exploits and those of their children; and
     WHEREAS, Coach Quall remembers details of virtually every high school basketball playoff game played in the last 50 years; and
     WHEREAS, Representative Quall is highly regarded as a strong advocate for his district, often working quietly behind the scenes; and
     WHEREAS, His proudest achievement is the creation of the Northwest Career and Technical Academy in Mount Vernon, and the satellite Marine Technology Center in Anacortes, opening September 2010; and
     WHEREAS, Representative Quall has chaired the House Education Committee since 1999, providing a model of bipartisan policy development focused on the needs of students; and
     WHEREAS, Representative Dave Quall epitomizes civility, treating every person with respect and allowing everyone an opportunity to voice an opinion, even if it causes a committee hearing to run a tad long; and
     WHEREAS, Virtually every education agency and advocacy group in the state knows that their bill stands a greater chance of passing the House Education Committee if they bring students to testify at the hearing; and
     WHEREAS, Coach Quall is a fierce advocate for all forms of alternative learning: Homeschooling, online learning, skills centers, Running Start, Preapprenticeships, so that every student is provided a pathway to fulfill his or her dreams and goals for the future; and
     WHEREAS, Representative Dave Quall clearly honored his Constitutional "paramount duty" to provide a strong public education system by living by Ben Edlund's mantra, "If it's good for boys and girls, let's do it"; and
     WHEREAS, Representative Quall lives his Mother's wise counsel: "Less said, less mended," so that when he stood to speak on the House floor everyone knew he had something important to say; and
     WHEREAS, Representative Dave Quall is known far and wide as a "dapper" dresser. We knew spring had arrived and Sine Die was near when he broke out his cheerful yellow jacket. In fact, Governor Gary Locke once dubbed him "Mr. GQ"; and
     WHEREAS, Dave truly does love long walks, movies of any sort, golf in any weather and is game for any adventure including roaming around Boston at dawn just to get a walk in before a long work day; and
     WHEREAS, Often when he is on vacation he will call his LA with a request to set up a visit to an interesting school that he has found; and
     WHEREAS, All members, lobbyists, and staff who wanted time with Dave knew to schedule a walk around the Lake; and
     WHEREAS, Dave can always be found early each morning at Starbucks; and
     WHEREAS, His eclectic mix of Elvis Presley's gospel songs, jazz or country playing in his office will be missed. This eclectic taste in music was also evident as many meetings were interrupted by the melodious Amazing Grace ring of his cell phone;
     NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives and the State of Washington celebrate and honor the distinguished legislative career and accomplishments of Representative Dave Quall, and wish him the very best in his next endeavor, even though we will miss him deeply; and
     BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That copies of this resolution be immediately transmitted by the Chief Clerk of the House of Representatives to Washington State Representative Dave Quall and his family.

I hereby certify this to be a true and correct copy of
Resolution 4700 adopted by the House of Representatives
March 11, 2010

Barbara Baker, Chief Clerk