Senate Joint Resolution No. 15
Introduced By keating, quilici, wilson, halligan, lynch, eck, miller, estrada, stang, bartlett, waterman, van valkenburg, shea, christiaens, doherty, H. s. hanson, mccarthy, mahlum, hertel, jabs, sprague, M. taylor, franklin, nelson, jergeson, benedict, baer, gage, glaser, bishop, cole, clark, crismore, brooke, harp, swysgood
A Joint Resolution of the Senate and the House of Representatives of the state of Montana commemorating and celebrating
the contributions of Chet Blaylock to Montana and authorizing the permanent placement of a SENATE memorial
on a wall
outside the Senate chamber IN THE CAPITOL.
WHEREAS, in a time in search of heroes and inspiration, public service is often overlooked; and
WHEREAS, Chet Blaylock made a lifetime commitment to public service and idealism, serving Montana as a veteran, teacher, 1972 Constitutional Convention delegate, legislator, and mentor; and
WHEREAS, while adamant about his vision for Montana and outspoken in his pursuit of that vision, Chet's feet never wandered from the ethical high road; and
WHEREAS, in both his personal and professional life, Chet led by example, instilling values and teaching through a constant commitment to the appropriate; and
WHEREAS, Chet's ready wit, which was never mean-spirited, and infectious smile were a constant reminder of the good in all Montanans; and
WHEREAS, Chet never shirked a commitment or a duty, even when the personal sacrifice was readily apparent; and
WHEREAS, Chet made the ultimate sacrifice, doing what he had done throughout his life, speaking to the people whom he cared about in the place that he loved, sharing his concerns about today and his vision for tomorrow; and
WHEREAS, Chet's passing has left a personal void that his memory can partially fill by instilling a sense of personal values and pride in all Montanans and encouraging all Montanans to work for a better place, while maintaining personal integrity and ethical conduct.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE SENATE AND THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE STATE OF MONTANA:
That Montanans celebrate the life and mourn the death of Chet Blaylock by following his tutelage and adhering to the
standards that he established
while pursuing our goals.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that a permanent SENATE memorial
to Chet Blaylock be authorized for placement
outside the Senate Chamber IN THE CAPITOL, THAT THE FIRST PERSON TO BE HONORED BY THE PLAQUE ON
THE MEMORIAL BE CHET BLAYLOCK, and that IN THE future placement of memorials to THE NAMES OF
Senators whose careers are marked by long and distinguished service to the people of Montana be referred FOR
INCLUSION ON THE MEMORIAL to the Senate Legislative Administration Committee for recommendation to the