HOUSE RESOLUTION No. 12
Memorializing State Representative Ronald J. Belanger of Salem
WHEREAS, we have learned with profound sorrow of the death of our friend and colleague Ronald J. Belanger, who was serving his thirteenth term as a State Representative representing the citizens of Rockingham County District 8, the town of Salem; and
WHEREAS, beyond his service to the House of Representatives, Ron Belanger exemplified the notion of public service, having retired as a Detective with the Chelsea, Massachusetts Police Department, and then having served the town of Salem as a Selectman for twelve years, the Salem Planning Board for five years, and the Zoning Board of Adjustment for two years; and
WHEREAS, a member of the House Commerce and Consumer Affairs Committee for all thirteen of his terms, his Chairman recounted how Ron Belanger brought his extensive police background to the committee and was instrumental when the committee was tackling Sunday laws over many years; and
WHEREAS, beyond his civic engagement, Ron Belanger took part in many causes including serving as a director of the Arlington Pond Protective Association, organized to protect the water levels of Arlington Pond in Salem, and the Merrimack Diabetes Association, making a difference in the lives of those afflicted with illness; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, by the House of Representatives in Regular Session convened, Ronald J. Belanger be granted the highest praise and accolades and our profound thanks for his service to his country, the state, and the town he called home for many years, and, be it further
RESOLVED, that expressions of our most heartfelt sympathy be extended to his family and that a suitable copy of this Resolution be prepared for presentation to them.
Offered by the House of Representatives.