HR0148 93rd General Assembly


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 1                          HOUSE RESOLUTION

 2        WHEREAS, The members  of  the  House  of  Representatives
 3    would  like  to  congratulate  our  long-time  colleague Joel
 4    Brunsvold  as  he  retires  from  his   position   as   State
 5    Representative for the 72nd Representative District; and

 6        WHEREAS,  Representative  Brunsvold  was born on February
 7    26, 1942 in Mason City, Iowa; he married  Barbara  Bashaw  in
 8    1964 and has two sons, Timothy and Theodore; and

 9        WHEREAS,  Joel  Brunsvold graduated from Rock Island High
10    School  in  1960;  he  attended  Blackhawk  College,  Western
11    Illinois  University,  and  Newton  College;  he  received  a
12    Bachelor of Arts in 1964 from Augustana College; and

13        WHEREAS, Joel Brunsvold taught in the Sherrard  Community
14    Unit  District  200  from September 1969 until February 1983;
15    and

16        WHEREAS,  He was first elected to the Illinois  House  of
17    Representatives   in  November  of  1982;  he  has  held  the
18    positions of Assistant Majority Leader and Democratic  Caucus
19    Chairman;  during  his  tenure  in  the  House,  he served as
20    chairman of Elementary and Secondary Education committee  and
21    as  chairman  of  the  Cities  and  Villages,  Constitutional
22    Affairs,  and  Agricultural  and  Conservation committees; he
23    also served on  the  House  committees  for  Environment  and
24    Energy,   Insurance,   Judiciary  II,  and  Registration  and
25    Regulation;  and  he  was  appointed  Vice  Chairman  to  the
26    Governor's Council on Health and Physical Fitness and for the
27    Illinois Prairie State Games; and

28        WHEREAS, Prior to his legislative service, Joel Brunsvold
29    served two terms as mayor of the Village of Milan and  was  a
30    trustee  for  the  Village;  he  was  also  appointed  to the
31    Bi-State Metropolitan Planning Commission; and
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 1        WHEREAS, He  is  Chairman  of  the  Illinois  Legislative
 2    Sportsmen's  Caucus  and  the Illinois Democratic Sportsmen's
 3    Alliance; in  addition,  he  belongs  to  the  Milan  Rotary,
 4    Pheasants Forever, and Ducks Unlimited; and

 5        WHEREAS,  Representative  Brunsvold has received numerous
 6    awards including but not limited to being  named  Outstanding
 7    Legislator   of   the   Year  by  the  Illinois  State  Rifle
 8    Association, the Illinois Health Care  Association,  and  the
 9    Safari  Club  International;  he has received the Defender of
10    Freedom Award from the National  Rifle  Association  and  has
11    also been recognized for his outstanding efforts on behalf of
12    education;  he  is  an  honorary  member of the Fire Fighters
13    Association; he has received a presidential citation from the
14    Illinois Association of Health and  Physical  Education,  and
15    has  the appreciation of the people of Rock Island County for
16    his leadership in providing their  enhanced  9-1-1  emergency
17    phone system; and

18        WHEREAS,  It is with great pleasure this body has learned
19    that Governor Rod Blagojevich announced  the  appointment  of
20    Joel  Brunsvold  as  the  new  director  of the Department of
21    Natural Resources; therefore, be it

24    we thank our good friend Joel Brunsvold for his hard work and
25    dedication to the people of the 72nd Representative  District
26    and  to  the State and wish him well in his new position; and
27    be it further

28        RESOLVED, That a suitable  copy  of  this  resolution  be
29    presented  to  Representative Joel Brunsvold as an expression
30    of our respect and esteem.