Senate Resolution Honoring Lester Sanders Filed in KY Legislature

Senator Gerald A. Neal (D), Louisville, has filed a resolution honoring KYR President Lester T. Sanders. The bill was introduced on February 3rd and seeks to honor the Kentucky REALTORS® President, in part, for being the first African American President elected in its 97-year history. You can view the resolution’s information at this link.

The resolution, as introduced, is below.


20 RS BR 1551

1 A RESOLUTION congratulating Lester Sanders upon being named the first African

2 American President of Kentucky Realtors.

3 WHEREAS, it is appropriate that this body honor those Kentuckians who become

4 leaders in their fields, and who blaze trails that future generations of Kentuckians will

5 proudly follow; and

6 WHEREAS, Lester Sanders is one such Kentuckian, and this august body rightfully

7 honors him on this day; and

8 WHEREAS, Lester Sanders is a proud graduate of Eastern Kentucky University;

9 and 10 WHEREAS, Lester Sanders worked for Semonin Realtors for 29 years and had

11 been named 2019 Realtor of the Year by the Greater Louisville Association of Realtors

12 and Kentucky Realtors; and

13 WHEREAS, Lester Sanders was recently named President of Kentucky Realtors,

14 becoming the first African American president in that organization’s illustrious 97-year

15 history; and

16 WHEREAS, noting that Kentucky Realtors will focus on such important issues as

17 supporting local programs focusing on economic development and fair and affordable

18 housing, Lester Sanders vowed to continue to help Kentuckians with the most

19 fundamental decision of their lives: where they will live, work, and raise their families;

20 and 21 WHEREAS, the members honor Lester Sanders on this day upon this historic

22 achievement, and grant him very best wishes as he leads Kentucky Realtors into a new

23 and exciting future;



25 Be it resolved by the Senate of the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of

26 Kentucky:

27 Section 1. The members of the Senate hereby honor Lester Sanders upon being

1 named the first African American President of Kentucky Realtors.

2 Section 2. When the Senate adjourns this day, it does so in honor of Lester

3 Sanders.

4 Section 3. The Clerk of the Senate is directed to transmit a copy of this

5 Resolution to Senator Gerald A. Neal for delivery.