By:  Ellis                                             S.R. No. 153
    1-1                           SENATE RESOLUTION
    1-2        WHEREAS, The Senate of Texas is pleased to recognize the
    1-3  Honorable Chris V. Semos for his outstanding contributions on
    1-4  behalf of the citizens of Dallas County; and
    1-5        WHEREAS, Mr. Semos brings vast experience into his new role
    1-6  as a member of Dean International, an international public policy
    1-7  consulting firm; and
    1-8        WHEREAS, While serving in the Texas House of Representatives
    1-9  from 1967 through 1983, Chris Semos was the chair of the Claims
   1-10  Committee, the Dallas Legislative Delegation, and the Business
   1-11  and Industry Committee; and
   1-12        WHEREAS, After long service as a state legislator,
   1-13  Representative Semos decided to continue to devote himself to
   1-14  public service on the local level; he was elected a Dallas County
   1-15  Commissioner and represented the areas of Oak Cliff, Irving,
   1-16  Grand Prairie, Cockrell Hill, Cedar Hill, Duncanville, DeSoto,
   1-17  Lancaster, Wilmer, and Glenn Heights for three four-year terms; and
   1-18        WHEREAS, A man with a comprehensive background in leadership,
   1-19  Chris Semos has participated in all aspects of community life; he
   1-20  chaired the boards of the Baylor College of Dentistry, Dallas Family
   1-21  Hospital, Dallas County DWI Task Force, Texas Sesquicentennial
   1-22  Commission, and the National Conference of Christians and Jews
   1-23  of Dallas; he is presently serving on the board of the United Way
    2-1  of Metropolitan Dallas; and
    2-2        WHEREAS, The years of superlative service that Mr. Semos
    2-3  has spent in public life have won him many honors that include the
    2-4  William J. Pitstick Award from the North Central Texas Council
    2-5  of Governments, the Award of Excellence from the Dallas Assembly,
    2-6  the Public Service Award from the Grand Prairie Chamber of Commerce,
    2-7  and the Accolade of Achievement from the Dallas Bar Association; and
    2-8        WHEREAS, Chris Semos has served as a member of the Regional
    2-9  Transportation Committee of the North Central Texas Council of
   2-10  Governments, the Executive Committee of the Dallas Council on
   2-11  World Affairs, and as Chairman of the Conference of Urban Counties;
   2-12  all these experiences have prepared him thoroughly to make a
   2-13  significant addition to his new firm; now, therefore, be it
   2-14        RESOLVED, That the Senate of the State of Texas,
   2-15  74th Legislature, hereby express its appreciation to the
   2-16  Honorable Chris Semos for his many years of public service and
   2-17  extend best wishes to him in his new position in the private
   2-18  sector; and, be it further
   2-19        RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution be prepared for him
   2-20  as an expression of great esteem of the Texas Senate.
   2-21                               ______________________________________
   2-22                                       President of the Senate
   2-23                                    I hereby certify that the above
   2-24                               Resolution was adopted by the Senate
   2-25                               on February 6, 1995.
    3-1                               ______________________________________
    3-2                                       Secretary of the Senate
    3-3                               ______________________________________
    3-4                                        Member, Texas Senate