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Offered January 24, 2013
Commending Angela Sumner Murphy.

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WHEREAS, Angela “Angi” Sumner Murphy retired from the Senate Clerk’s Office on July 1, 2012, after 32 years of meritorious service to the Commonwealth of Virginia; and

WHEREAS, Angi Murphy was born in the beautiful Appalachian Mountains, where her ancestors had laid down roots to become pillars in their community while earning their livelihoods as farmers and miners; and

WHEREAS, making her way eastward, Angi Murphy laid down new roots in Richmond, where she attended Thomas Jefferson High School and the Richmond Business College; and

WHEREAS, drawn to a life of public service, Angi Murphy joined the Division of Legislative Services in 1981, where she worked as a redistricting clerk, logging in numerous hours inputting redistricting plans during a time that preceded computer-generated plans; and

WHEREAS, Angi Murphy joined the Division of Legislative Automated Systems (DLAS) in 1984 and was part of the team that developed, tested, and launched the Legislative Information System, which provides the public with real time snapshots of the legislative process; and

WHEREAS, as the senior project leader/coordinator in publications development at DLAS, Angi Murphy oversaw the publication of many important and historic books and documents, including the Journals and Manuals of the Senate and House of Delegates, the Budget Document, and agency reports to the General Assembly; and

WHEREAS, her familiarity with the legislative process and her considerable experience made Angi Murphy a valuable addition to the Senate Clerk’s staff when she accepted a position as the assistant coordinator of committee operations in 2007; and

WHEREAS, during her five years with the Senate Clerk’s Office, Angi Murphy served ably and with utmost diligence as the committee clerk for the Courts of Justice, Finance, and Local Government committees and as the 2009–2011 cochair of the Professional Journal of the American Society of Legislative Clerks and Secretaries; and

WHEREAS, during her well-deserved retirement, Angi Murphy plans to travel back to Southwest Virginia to enjoy the tranquil mountain setting and leisurely pace of life, where every day feels like Saturday; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED by the Senate of Virginia, That Angela Sumner Murphy be commended for her exemplary service and dedication to the Senate and the Commonwealth of Virginia; and, be it

RESOLVED FURTHER, That the Clerk of the Senate prepare a copy of this resolution to Angela Sumner Murphy as an expression of the Senate of Virginia’s appreciation for her outstanding service and best wishes for a long and rewarding retirement.