H.R. No. 1678

WHEREAS, The Texas House of Representatives is proud to recognize Simeon Popoff for exemplary work as a legislative intern with the office of Senator Rodney Ellis; and WHEREAS, Established in 1990, the Texas Legislative Internship Program offers students from Texas colleges and universities the opportunity to witness their state government in action firsthand as they serve as interns for members of the legislature and related offices or with other organizations involved with the legislature; and WHEREAS, Sponsored by the Mickey Leland Center on World Hunger and Peace at Texas Southern University, the intern program fosters academic study and research and offers supervised practical training; Senator Rodney Ellis serves as program advisor, and his office staff helps to direct on-site activities; and WHEREAS, During their tenure, interns garner valuable knowledge of the legislative process and the issues facing the citizens of the Lone Star State, gaining real-life work experience that can be applied in both the public and private sectors; and WHEREAS, Simeon Popoff has demonstrated exceptional commitment throughout this worthwhile program, and it is a privilege to recognize the contributions of this noteworthy student intern at this time; now, therefore, be it RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives of the 79th Texas Legislature hereby commend Simeon Popoff for serving as a legislative intern with the office of Senator Rodney Ellis; and, be it further RESOLVED, That an official copy of this resolution be prepared for Simeon Popoff as an expression of high regard and best wishes by the Texas House of Representatives. Dunnam Craddick Geren Menendez Allen of Harris Giddings Merritt Allen of Dallas Gonzales Miller Alonzo Gonzalez Toureilles Moreno of Harris Anchia Goodman Moreno of El Paso Anderson Goolsby Morrison Bailey Griggs Mowery Baxter Grusendorf Naishtat Berman Guillen Nixon Blake Haggerty Noriega Bohac Hamilton Oliveira Bonnen Hamric Olivo Branch Hardcastle Orr Brown of Kaufman Harper-Brown Otto Brown of Brazos Hartnett Paxton Burnam Hegar Pena Callegari Herrero Phillips Campbell Hilderbran Pickett Casteel Hill Pitts Castro Hochberg Puente Chavez Hodge Quintanilla Chisum Homer Raymond Coleman Hope Reyna Cook of Navarro Hopson Riddle Cook of Colorado Howard Ritter Corte Hughes Rodriguez Crabb Hunter Rose Crownover Hupp Seaman Davis of Harris Isett Smith of Tarrant Davis of Dallas Jackson Smith of Harris Dawson Jones of Lubbock Smithee Delisi Jones of Dallas Solis Denny Keel Solomons Deshotel Keffer of Dallas Strama Driver Keffer of Eastland Straus Dukes King of Parker Swinford Dunnam King of Zavala Talton Dutton Kolkhorst Taylor Edwards Krusee Thompson Eiland Kuempel Truitt Eissler Laney Turner Elkins Laubenberg Uresti Escobar Leibowitz Van Arsdale Farabee Luna Veasey Farrar Madden Villarreal Flores Martinez Vo Flynn Martinez Fischer West Frost McCall Wong Gallego McClendon Woolley Gattis McReynolds Zedler ______________________________ Speaker of the House I certify that H.R. No. 1678 was adopted by the House on May 20, 2005, by a non-record vote. ______________________________ Chief Clerk of the House