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2    WHEREAS, The members of the Illinois Senate wish to
3congratulate Dave Marsh on his retirement from full-time
4employment as Illinois State Dental Society Director of
5Governmental Relations and to commend him for his commitment
6to improving oral healthcare for the residents of Illinois;
8    WHEREAS, Dave Marsh is a Springfield native who graduated
9from Springfield High School, attended Lincoln Land Community
10College, and later went to Sangamon State University; and
11    WHEREAS, Dave Marsh furthered his education by earning a
12master's degree in legal studies from then Sangamon State
13University; and
14    WHEREAS, Dave Marsh served in the U.S. Marine Corps; and
15    WHEREAS, Dave Marsh worked for various agencies in
16Illinois government for 15 years under Governor Jim Thompson's
17administration; and
18    WHEREAS, Dave Marsh also worked as an appropriation
19staffer for the Senate Republican Staff; and



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1    WHEREAS, Dave Marsh was a legislative liaison for the
2former Department of Commerce and Community Affairs, where he
3enjoyed working with both sides of the aisle in both chambers;
5    WHEREAS, Through that experience, Dave Marsh landed a job
6with the Illinois State Dental Society, where he has been
7employed as the Director of Governmental Relations for over 32
8years; and
9    WHEREAS, During his tenure, Dave Marsh has worked in a
10bipartisan manner to advocate for the passage of over 200
11pieces of legislation designed to improve dental care in
12Illinois; and
13    WHEREAS, Dave Marsh's greatest legislative accomplishments
14have included obtaining insurance coverage for cleft/lip
15palate surgery for children, obtaining better Medicaid
16coverage for preventative services for adults, and ensuring
17that dental care continues to be a crucial component of the
18State's Medicaid budget; and
19    WHEREAS, Dave Marsh is the longest tenured Governmental
20Affairs Director of any state dental association; and
21    WHEREAS, Dave Marsh looks forward to having more time to



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1play golf and pickleball; therefore, be it
3ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, that we congratulate Dave
4Marsh on his retirement from full-time employment as Illinois
5State Dental Society Director of Governmental Relations and
6commend him on his many years of service on behalf of dentists
7in the State of Illinois; and be it further
8    RESOLVED, That a suitable copy of this resolution be
9presented to Dave Marsh as a symbol of our esteem and respect.