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 1                          HOUSE RESOLUTION

 2        WHEREAS, The members of the House of Representatives wish
 3    to  extend   their   sincerest   congratulations   to   State
 4    Representative Andrea Moore, who retired from her legislative
 5    duties on December 31, 2001; and

 6        WHEREAS,  A  former  PTO  mom,  local  businesswoman, and
 7    community leader, Representative Moore served for nine  years
 8    in  the  Illinois  House representing the 61st Representative
 9    District; during her tenure in the General Assembly, she  has
10    combined   hands-on   experience   in  local  government  and
11    community service with a strong record of achievement; and

12        WHEREAS, First elected to the  Illinois  House  in  1992,
13    Representative Moore was promptly named "Outstanding Freshman
14    Legislator"   by   the   Illinois  Hospital  Association  and
15    "Champion of Local Government" by the Suburban Mayors  Action
16    Coalition;  she  was  reelected  by  district voters in 1994,
17    1996, 1998, and 2000 and has served her constituents and  the
18    State  of  Illinois  well  as  Spokesman of the House Revenue
19    Committee, Vice  Spokesman  of  the  Environment  and  Energy
20    Committee,   and   Co-Chair   of   the  Conference  of  Women
21    Legislators; and

22        WHEREAS, Representative Moore has always  made  improving
23    families' safety and quality of life her top priority; during
24    her  tenure she authored and passed new laws enabling parents
25    to access vital  health  coverage  for  their  children,  and
26    ensure their safety in daycare; she also successfully adopted
27    additional  protections for domestic violence victims seeking
28    assistance; and

29        WHEREAS,  A  strong  advocate  of  better,   not   bigger
30    government,   Representative  Moore  has  passed  legislation
31    providing more senior access to needed  property  tax  relief
32    through  a  State property tax deferral program; she has also
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 1    fought to create jobs and to support the business  community,
 2    earning   a  "100%  rating"  from  the  Illinois  Chamber  of
 3    Commerce; she earned the "Kit Pfau Voting Rights Award"  from
 4    the  Independent  Voters  of Illinois for her work advocating
 5    democratic reforms; and

 6        WHEREAS,  Prior  to  her  distinguished  service  in  the
 7    Illinois General Assembly, Andrea Moore served for many years
 8    in the public and private sectors in Lake County;  she  began
 9    her  career  in  public  service  in  Libertyville in 1975 as
10    village clerk, followed by two terms as  a  village  trustee;
11    from 1984 to 1992, she was a member of the Lake County Board,
12    serving two years as vice chair and also serving as President
13    of the Lake County Forest Preserve; and

14        WHEREAS, Representative Moore has taken her commitment to
15    protecting  the  environment and preserving our natural areas
16    to the General Assembly, creating the  landmark  "Open  Space
17    Preservation  Program",  dedicating  $160  million  over four
18    years to protecting, preserving, and  enhancing  our  natural
19    lands;   for   her  work  supporting  statewide  conservation
20    efforts,  Representative  Moore  was  awarded  the   Illinois
21    Environmental    Council's    Commendation,    the   Illinois
22    Association of Park Districts "Outstanding Legislator Award",
23    and the "Friends of Ryerson Woods Award; and

24        WHEREAS, Representative Andrea Moore officially  resigned
25    from  her duties in the General Assembly on December 31, 2001
26    and has started a new chapter  in  her  career  as  Assistant
27    Director  with  the  Department  of  Natural  Resources;  her
28    presence,  ambition,  and dedication will be deeply missed by
29    members on both sides of the aisle; therefore, be it

32    we  congratulate Andrea Moore for her distinguished record of
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 1    service and dedication in the Illinois General  Assembly  and
 2    to  the residents of the 61st Representative District; and we
 3    wish her well in her position as Assistant Director with  the
 4    Illinois Department of Natural Resources; and be it further

 5        RESOLVED,  That  a  suitable  copy  of this resolution be
 6    presented to Andrea Moore as an expression of our esteem.

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