By Senator Hargrove
WHEREAS, Patsy L. Feeley has faithfully served the people of the state of Washington as Senator Hargrove's Legislative Assistant for 23 years; and
Whereas, Patsy is the only known person feisty enough to be able to have that tenure in that position with an aging, grumpy senator; and
Whereas, Senator Hargrove had the wisdom to convince Patsy to come to work for him after she was a staffer on his opponent's campaign; and
Whereas, Patsy has served the citizens of the 24th district faithfully outside of her senate position as a member of boards on homelessness, civil service, and various other issues; and as a guardian ad litem; and
Whereas, She further served the citizens of the 24th district by advocating on their behalf with state agencies, indeed garnering a reputation as a fierce, smart, and coveted ally in these matters; and
Whereas, Patsy's presence and knowledge is a highly valued contribution to all the legislative offices in the 24th district; and
Whereas, Patsy has been described as a "force of nature," not being deterred by any of life's obstacles; and
Whereas, Patsy Feeley has earned the Lifetime Service Award from the Democrats of Clallam County; and
Whereas, Senator Hargrove cannot thank Patsy enough for the rock steady presence she has been in his office and life, being not just a staff member, but a good friend; and
Whereas, Patsy is irreplaceable; a true treasure and an inspirational Washingtonian;
NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, That the Senate of the State of Washington acknowledge and thank Patsy L. Feeley for her service to the people of our great State.