SR130: Commending the Honorable Lon E. Farris.


SENATE RESOLUTION NO. 130
Commending the Honorable Lon E. Farris.
 
Agreed to by the Senate, February 9, 2017
 

WHEREAS, the Honorable Lon E. Farris, a former chief judge of the Prince William General District Court, will retire as a judge of the Prince William Circuit Court of the 31st Judicial Circuit of Virginia in 2017; and

WHEREAS, after graduating from Olivet Nazarene University in Illinois, Lon Farris earned a law degree from Capital University in Ohio, where he was a member of the Law Review and graduated in the top 14 percent of his class; and

WHEREAS, Lon Farris practiced law in Ohio from 1979 to 1981 and in Virginia from 1982 to 1991, when he was appointed as a judge of the Prince William General District Court of the 31st Judicial District of Virginia; he served the court for two terms, including two years as chief judge; and

WHEREAS, in 2004, Lon Farris was appointed as a judge of the Prince William Circuit Court of the 31st Judicial Circuit of Virginia, and he has presided over the court with great fairness and wisdom; and

WHEREAS, a man of deep and abiding faith, Lon Farris is a member of First Church of the Nazarene and a former member of the District Church of the Nazarene advisory board and the Board of Trustees of Eastern Nazarene College; and

WHEREAS, after his well-earned retirement from the bench, Lon Farris plans to seek new opportunities to continue enhancing the Prince William County community; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED by the Senate of Virginia, That the Honorable Lon E. Farris hereby be commended on the occasion of his retirement as a judge of the Prince William Circuit Court of the 31st Judicial Circuit of Virginia in 2017; and, be it

RESOLVED FURTHER, That the Clerk of the Senate prepare a copy of this resolution for presentation to the Honorable Lon E. Farris as an expression of the Senate of Virginia’s admiration for his dedicated service to the residents of Prince William County.

SENATE RESOLUTION NO. 130

Offered February 3, 2017
Commending the Honorable Lon E. Farris.
Patron-- Surovell

WHEREAS, the Honorable Lon E. Farris, a former chief judge of the Prince William General District Court, will retire as a judge of the Prince William Circuit Court of the 31st Judicial Circuit of Virginia in 2017; and

WHEREAS, after graduating from Olivet Nazarene University in Illinois, Lon Farris earned a law degree from Capital University in Ohio, where was a member of the Law Review and graduated in the top 14 percent of his class; and

WHEREAS, Lon Farris practiced law in Ohio from 1979 to 1981 and in Virginia from 1982 to 1991, when he was appointed as a judge of the Prince William General District Court of the 31st Judicial District of Virginia; he served the court for two terms, including two years as chief judge; and

WHEREAS, in 2004, Lon Farris was appointed as a judge of the Prince William Circuit Court of the 31st Judicial Circuit of Virginia, and he has presided over the court with great fairness and wisdom; and

WHEREAS, a man of deep and abiding faith, Lon Farris is a member of First Church of the Nazarene and a former member of the District Church of the Nazarene advisory board and the Board of Trustees of Eastern Nazarene College; and

WHEREAS, after his well-earned retirement from the bench, Lon Farris plans to seek new opportunities to continue enhancing the Prince William County community; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED by the Senate of Virginia, That the Honorable Lon E. Farris hereby be commended on the occasion of his retirement as a judge of the Prince William Circuit Court of the 31st Judicial Circuit of Virginia in 2017; and, be it

RESOLVED FURTHER, That the Clerk of the Senate prepare a copy of this resolution for presentation to the Honorable Lon E. Farris as an expression of the Senate of Virginia’s admiration for his dedicated service to the residents of Prince William County.