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File #: RS2021-1272    Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 11/24/2021 In control: Metropolitan Council
On agenda: 12/7/2021 Final action:
Title: A resolution honoring the life of Tootie (Helen) H. Haskins.
Sponsors: Tom Cash, Kathleen Murphy, Courtney Johnston, Robert Swope, Tonya Hancock, Bob Nash, Angie Henderson, Freddie OConnell, Erin Evans, John Rutherford, Sharon Hurt, Thom Druffel, Steve Glover (resigned 3/1/2022)
A resolution honoring the life of Tootie (Helen) H. Haskins.

WHEREAS, Tootie (Helen) H. Haskins was born on November 13, 1946 and raised in Centerville, Tennessee and Mobile, Alabama; and
WHEREAS, Tootie was a graduate of Harpeth Hall and Sophie Newcomb College for Women (now a division of Tulane University), where she was President of Phi Mu and served as a national officer for the sorority; and
WHEREAS, Tootie began her 33 year career with the State of Tennessee in 1971 working on Capitol Hill as an aide to Senators Halbert Harvill, Bill Baird, Reagor Motlow, and Milton Hamilton; and
WHEREAS, in 1980, she joined the staff of Republican Leader Senator Ben Atchley and worked as the Executive Leadership Assistant until her retirement in 2004; and
WHEREAS, after her retirement from the State of Tennessee, Tootie served as a member of the State Capitol Commission and the Executive Committee of the Davidson County Republican Party; and
WHEREAS, Tootie continued to serve the state as a welcoming and knowledgeable presence at the information desk at the Tennessee General Assembly, and served as a docent at the Executive Residence under Governor Bill Haslam and First Lady Crissy Haslam; and
WHEREAS, Tootie was a close friend, advisor, and confidante to many elected officials and staff, and gave tirelessly to officeholders, campaigns, and potential candidates; and
WHEREAS, Tootie received numerous recognitions for her outstanding service to the State of Tennessee and the Tennessee Republican Party; and
WHEREAS, Tootie was well known for her open and welcoming nature towards everyone she met, and her unwavering loyalty, support, and love for the many people in her life; and
WHEREAS, it is fitting and proper that the Metropolitan Council honors the life of Tootie Haskins and recognizes her lifelong commitment to public service.
Section 1. The Metropo...

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