Introduced by Representatives:

Kathy Kreag Richardson, William C. Friend

Adopted by voice vote on March 6, 2012, during the Second Regular Session of the 117th General Assembly.

     A HOUSE RESOLUTION honoring Representative Phil Hinkle.

WHEREAS,     Representative Phil Hinkle, who was first elected to represent the citizens of House District 92 in 2000, will be leaving the House chamber for the last time at the end of the 2012 legislative session;
WHEREAS,     Representative Hinkle currently serves on the Financial Institutions and Local Government Committees and has served on Elections and Apportionment, Government and Regulatory Reform, Local Government (past chairman), Financial Institutions, Education, Small Business and Economic Development, and Ways and Means Committees;
WHEREAS,     In recognition of his legislative and community work, Representative Hinkle was presented the 2005 Indiana Association for Home and Hospice Care's Advocate of the Year award;
WHEREAS,     Before being elected to the House of Representatives, Representative Hinkle served as Research Director for the Indianapolis City-County Council, was elected as the Wayne Township Assessor, and served on the Indianapolis City-County Council;
WHEREAS,     Representative Hinkle is presently employed as the Coordinator of Community Partnerships with the Metropolitan School District of Wayne Township;
WHEREAS,     Before running for public office, Representative Hinkle taught at Ben Davis High School for three years;
WHEREAS,     In addition to his involvement with the Indiana House of Representatives, Representative Hinkle served on the Southwest Multi-Service Center Board of Directors and the Board of Directors for the Greater Indianapolis YMCA; is past president of the Wayne Township Education Foundation and continues to serve on the Foundation Board of Directors; and is actively involved with the Suburban West Optimist Club and St. Christopher Catholic Church; and
WHEREAS,     Representative Phil Hinkle has served his constituency loyally and faithfully since his election to the Indiana General Assembly:
THEREFORE, Be it resolved by the House of Representatives of the

General Assembly of the State of Indiana:

SECTION 1. That the Indiana House of Representatives bids a fond farewell to Representative Phil Hinkle. The House of Representatives has seen only good things during his tenure. Legislators and staff alike will miss him greatly. His departure will leave a void that will never be truly filled.
SECTION 2. That the Principal Clerk of the House of Representatives shall transmit copies of this resolution to Representative Phil Hinkle and his family.

Kathy Kreag Richardson
State Representative

Brian C. Bosma
Speaker of the House

William C. Friend
State Representative

M. Caroline Spotts
Clerk of the House