Introduced Version Senate Concurrent Resolution 34 History

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(By Senators Prezioso, Beach, Facemire, Jeffries, Miller, Palumbo, Plymale, Romano, Stollings, Swope and Unger)

[Introduced March 10, 2017]


Requesting the Department of Administration to name the State Office Complex located at 416 Adams Street, Fairmont, West Virginia, the “Joe Manchin, III, Office Building”.

Whereas, Joe Manchin, III, was born in Farmington, Marion County, West Virginia, the son of the late Mary O. Gouzd Manchin and John Manchin, and the grandson of Italian and Czechoslovakian immigrants; and

Whereas, From the earliest age, instilled in Joe Manchin, III, was a work ethic and true understanding of service to God, family and community; and

Whereas, Joe Manchin, III, true to his upbringing and Italian/Czechoslovakian heritage, has dedicated his life to the service of others.  Following his graduation from Farmington High School and West Virginia University, he garnered success as a local businessman and entrepreneur, and served with distinction as a member of the West Virginia House of Delegates and West Virginia Senate.  He was later elected and served as Secretary of State and Governor of West Virginia, and on November 2, 2010, was elected to, and continues to serve in, the United States Senate as a Senator from the State of West Virginia; and

Whereas, Following the demolition of the State Office Complex at 107-109 Adams Street, under the dedicated leadership of Senator Manchin, a coalition of the City of Fairmont, the Marion County Commission and the Marion Regional Development Corporation acted to provide for and facilitate the development and construction of a replacement State Office Building at 416 Adams Street; and

Whereas, Joe Manchin, III’s life has been, and continues to be, an outstanding example of selfless service and sacrifice to God, family and community, and it is right and just to honor him by naming the West Virginia State Office Complex located at 416 Adams Street, Fairmont, Marion County, West Virginia the “Joe Manchin, III, Office Building”; therefore, be it

Resolved by the Legislature of West Virginia:

That the Department of Administration is hereby requested to name the State Office Complex located at 416 Adams Street, Fairmont, West Virginia, the “Joe Manchin, III, Office Building”; and, be it

Further Resolved, That the Clerk of the Senate is directed to forward a copy of this resolution to the Secretary of the Department of Administration, the Marion County Commission, the City of Fairmont and the Honorable Senator Joe Manchin, III.

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