WHEREAS, The Senate of the State of Texas is pleased to
  recognize Tomas Sidney Spradlin, who is retiring from the Texas
  Department of Licensing and Regulation on August 31, 2015, after
  35 years of exemplary state service; and
         WHEREAS, Tom Spradlin began his career by serving as an
  assistant manager for Mid Tex Farm Supply Cooperative in Round
  Rock; after earning his master's degree, he began working as a
  credit analyst for Corpus Christi Bank and Trust; and
         WHEREAS, He joined the Texas State Securities Board as a
  securities analyst in 1980 and worked his way through the ranks
  to become the director of Information Resources and Planning;
  while serving in this capacity, he wrote uniform securities
  registration guidelines for the North American Securities
  Administrators Association; and
         WHEREAS, Mr. Spradlin has served as a budget analyst for
  the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation since 2002; he
  is respected and admired by his colleagues who have benefited
  from his expertise, and his presence at the department will be
  greatly missed; now, therefore, be it
         RESOLVED, That the Senate of the State of Texas, 84th
  Legislature, hereby commend Tomas Sidney Spradlin on his
  exemplary career and on his many contributions to our state and
  extend to him sincere best wishes for the future; and, be it further
         RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution be prepared for
  him as an expression of esteem from the Texas Senate.
        President of the Senate
        I hereby certify that the
    above Resolution was adopted by
    the Senate on March 16, 2015.
        Secretary of the Senate
         Member, Texas Senate