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House Proceeding 11-19-09 on Nov 19th, 2009 :: 0:50:50 to 0:55:05
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John J. Jr.Duncan

0:50:46 to 0:51:08( Edit History Discussion )

John J. Jr.Duncan: was so deeply loved by both of them. mr. speaker, i would yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from new mexico rise? second gentleman from new mexico. without objection. mr. lujan: mr. speaker, today i

John J. Jr.Duncan

0:50:50 to 0:55:05( Edit History Discussion )
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John J. Jr.Duncan

0:51:09 to 0:51:29( Edit History Discussion )

John J. Jr.Duncan: join my friend to celebrate the life of bruce king. for so long governor king has been a constant and warming presence in new mexico, dedicating himself to our state and touching the lives of new mexicans from border to border with his kind words, hearty laugh and friendly drawl. it's tough to go far in new mexico without talking to someone who has a story about

John J. Jr.Duncan

0:51:30 to 0:51:50( Edit History Discussion )

John J. Jr.Duncan: governor king. and i'm no different. wh i turned 1 year of age governor king sent my parents a silver cup from himself and mrs. king, from alice, that still hold as prominent place in my mom and dad's house. it's a practice he followed just to let people know that he cared and that they were in his thoughts.

John J. Jr.Duncan

0:51:51 to 0:52:12( Edit History Discussion )

John J. Jr.Duncan: even as he presided over a growing and emerging state, and i'm sure there's silver cups and similar stories across new mexico, memories sitting on mantles, stories being told about families and told about him at the dinner table. his thoughtfulness and down home way of reaching out to people

John J. Jr.Duncan

0:52:13 to 0:52:33( Edit History Discussion )

John J. Jr.Duncan: across our state made him a legend. raised in new mexico and instilled with a sense of value and public service, the worth of a hard day's work and a kindness toward all, governor king went on twork early in life for our country and our state. he served in the army in world war ii and when he came home he settled his family in a beautiful place called stanley, new mexico. he was always a rancher, a

John J. Jr.Duncan

0:52:34 to 0:52:54( Edit History Discussion )

John J. Jr.Duncan: genuine cowboy. and the values he learned on the ranch guided his service in our state. governor king used to say that when cao buys came to the ranch to water his -- cowboys came to the ranch to water their stock, his parents didn't ask if they were democrats or republicans. he took that to heart.

John J. Jr.Duncan

0:52:55 to 0:53:16( Edit History Discussion )

John J. Jr.Duncan: while working as a state legislator, speaker of the house and finally as our governor, when he got a question about a ugh piece of legislation or a tough issue his approach to bipartisanship was often highlighted by his which the. well, some of my friends -- wit. some of my friends are for it, he continued to say, and some of my friends are against it and i

John J. Jr.Duncan

0:53:17 to 0:53:38( Edit History Discussion )

John J. Jr.Duncan: will support my friends. this steady and collaborative approach led to many accomplishments that were only overshadowed by the st governor king's character an the size of his heart. with the helpful guidance of his wife, alice, he made the children, youth and families department a new state agent to look -- agency to look out for new mexico's children and made sure that students statewide had

John J. Jr.Duncan

0:53:39 to 0:53:59( Edit History Discussion )

John J. Jr.Duncan: access to kindergarten and their schools had steady funding no matter if they lived in a growing city or auiet little farm. he valued the land and he made sure to protect it through an environmental improvement agency and his commonsense approach to finances led to the creation of the state's rainy day fund and the mineral trust.

John J. Jr.Duncan

0:54:05 to 0:54:25( Edit History Discussion )

John J. Jr.Duncan: . he remembered names and family members all over the state whether you are a mom, dad, brother or sister. when he walked into a store, local restaurant or farm house, he steppeded his hand to everyone and asked them with a drall, how are you all doing?

John J. Jr.Duncan

0:54:26 to 0:54:46( Edit History Discussion )

John J. Jr.Duncan: he answered mighty fine before starting the conversation. our state and country are better and his words and deeds will long echo in our state. for generations people will remember governor king's legacy and i hope that all new mexicans will heed his important lesson

John J. Jr.Duncan

0:54:47 to 0:55:06( Edit History Discussion )

John J. Jr.Duncan: and talk to their neighbors, help their communities and give back to our state. if we do this, if we all work a little bit harder with a little more compassion and common sense when someone aks you how are you doing, you might look them

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