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Full Text of HR1670  95th General Assembly



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2     WHEREAS, The members of the Illinois House of
3 Representatives are pleased to honor our esteemed colleague,
4 Illinois State Representative James H. "Jim" Meyer, for his
5 many years of dedicated service to the people of the State of
6 Illinois and the Illinois House of Representatives; and
7     WHEREAS, Representative Jim Meyer is a resident of
8 Naperville; he earned his bachelor's degree in political
9 science and history from Upper Iowa University; he served four
10 years in the United States Air Force, where he was stationed in
11 Omaha, Nebraska and Korat, Thailand; obtaining the rank of
12 Staff Sergeant, he was honorably discharged in 1971; and
13     WHEREAS, Prior to his election to the 48th District,
14 Representative Jim Meyer served for 10 years as the State
15 Representative of the 82nd District; he also served as a
16 Bolingbrook village trustee from 1983 to 1993 and as
17 Bolingbrook's Deputy Mayor from 1987 to 1993; he was previously
18 employed as a district agent for the Prudential Insurance
19 Company; and
20     WHEREAS, During his tenure in the Illinois House of
21 Representatives, Representative Jim Meyer has served as the
22 Minority Spokesman for the House Telecommunications and Smart



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1 Growth & Regional Planning committees; he has also been a
2 member of the Executive, Consumer Protection, Environment &
3 Energy, Health & Healthcare Disparities, and Registration &
4 Regulation committees, as well as the Advisory Committee on
5 Hiring Veterans and the Solid Waste Subcommittee; and
6     WHEREAS, Representative Jim Meyer has remained an active
7 member of his community; he is a member of the Naperville,
8 Woodridge, Lisle, and Bolingbrook Chambers of Commerce, the
9 Naperville Exchange Club, the Bolingbrook Lyons, Viet Now, the
10 Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5917, and the American Legion
11 Post 1288; and
12     WHEREAS, Representative Jim Meyer and his beloved wife,
13 Bonnie, have one daughter, Lisa, and two grandsons, Jason and
14 Nathaniel; and
15     WHEREAS, Following his retirement in January of 2009,
16 Representative Jim Meyer will hopefully have more time to spend
17 on his favorite activities, such as traveling (especially to
18 Disney World), being outdoors in his garden, astronomy, or,
19 most importantly, spending time with his family; and
20     WHEREAS, Representative Jim Meyer will be remembered by the
21 grateful citizens of the 48th District and the members of this
22 august body as a kind and sincere gentleman whose low-key and



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1 aggressive political style have made him an effective and
2 forthright legislator; therefore, be it
5 honor Illinois State Representative James H. "Jim" Meyer for
6 his many years of dedicated service to the people of the State
7 of Illinois and this august body and wish him continued success
8 and happiness in his future endeavors; and be it further
9     RESOLVED, That a suitable copy of this resolution be
10 presented to Representative Jim Meyer as a symbol of our esteem
11 and respect.