house resolution no.390

The Speaker, on behalf of the entire membership of the House of Representatives, offered the following resolution:

A resolution of tribute for the Honorable Gary Howell.

Whereas, It is with gratitude that we recognize Representative Gary Howell for his work on behalf of the citizens of Michigan and, in particular, his constituents in the Eighty-second District. Throughout his tenure in the House, Representative Howell’s hard work has benefited not only the people of Lapeer County, but all of Michigan’s citizens; and

Whereas, A lifelong farmer, United States Army veteran, and distinguished attorney, Representative Howell’s life experiences have made him a true representative of Michiganders. He holds a bachelor’s degree in economics and government from Michigan State University and a juris doctor from the University of Michigan Law School. In his career, Representative Howell showed his devotion to public service and his community as a municipal attorney, chairman of the Lapeer County Road Commission, president of the Lapeer County Bar Association, and president of the Lapeer County Intermediate Board of Education and North Branch School Board. He is also a dedicated husband, proud father of three children, and grandfather of six grandchildren; and

Whereas, Since his election to the House of Representatives on March 8, 2016, Representative Howell drew on his personal experiences to become an advocate for the hardworking people of the Eighty-second District. He served with distinction as the chair of the Natural Resources and Outdoor Recreation Committee for six years and was also a member of the House committees on Agriculture; Local Government and Municipal Finance; Transportation and Infrastructure; Judiciary; and Workforce, Trades, and Talent. His dedication and integrity stand as clear examples of what it takes to be a successful public servant and strong leader; now, therefore, be it

Resolved by the House of Representatives, That we offer this expression of tribute to commend and thank the Honorable Gary Howell for his notable contributions to this legislative body and to our state; and be it further

Resolved, That copies of this resolution be transmitted to Representative Gary Howell as evidence of our appreciation and best wishes as he leaves this legislative body.