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State of Tennessee

The Senate


By Senator Kenneth N. (Pete) Springer



To honor the memory of Jeffrey Jay Dye of Nashville.


WHEREAS, it was with great sadness and a profound sense of loss that the members of this General Assembly and the citizens of our state learned of the death of Jeffrey Dye; and


WHEREAS, Jeffrey Dye was a distinguished citizen of the state of Tennessee who was very dedicated to his profession, community and family; and


WHEREAS, a native of Texas, Jeff Dye was recently appointed as Executive Director of the Tennessee Democratic Party; and


WHEREAS, Mr. Dye was a graduate of the Texas Military Institute in San Antonio, where he was a member of the swimming and basketball teams; and


WHEREAS, he received his undergraduate degree in government from the University of Texas at Austin; and


WHEREAS, Jeff Dye began his meritorious political career as an aide in the Texas State Senate and to Lieutenant Governor Bob Bullock; and


WHEREAS, in 1992, he was chosen as the statewide volunteer coordinator for the Clinton/Gore campaign in Texas; and


WHEREAS, he departed for Washington and joined the staff of Hawaii Senator Daniel Akaka's re-election campaign, and remained on his staff until he went to work at the Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee; and


WHEREAS, during his meritorious tenure on the Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee, Jeffrey Dye was the director of political services, where he was responsible for fundraising efforts and campaign strategy plans primarily for the Vermont Senate Caucus and the Tennessee Senate Caucus; and


WHEREAS, the legacy Jeff Dye leaves behind will be long remembered and treasured by his friends and associates for many years to come; and


WHEREAS, Jeffrey Dye was the son of Dennis and Janell Dye of Houston and the grandson of Inysue and Joe Dye of Wichita Falls, Texas; and


WHEREAS, it is appropriate that this legislative body pause in its deliberations to remember the exemplary life of this fine young man; now, therefore,


BE IT RESOLVED BY THE SENATE OF THE ONE-HUNDREDTH GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF TENNESSEE, THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES CONCURRING, That we honor the memory of Jeffrey Jay Dye, remembering with admiration his exemplary character and many selfless contributions to the Democratic Party.


BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That we express our deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Jeffrey Dye.


Adopted: May 21, 1997