LEGISLATORS APPOINTED TO KEY COMMITTEES
BLACK HAWK COUNTY LEGISLATORS APPOINTED TO KEY COMMITTEES
Des Moines, Iowa – House Speaker-elect Pat Murphy, D-Dubuque, announced committee appointments today for the 82nd General Assembly and all Cedar Valley representatives will serve as vice-chairs of various committees.
“As Vice Chair of House Public Safety Committee, Rep. Berry will make sure the concerns of Waterloo citizens are heard in the Iowa House,” said Murphy. “Her experience and leadership will serve the people of Iowa well.”
Rep. Deborah Berry, D-Waterloo, will serve on Appropriations, Commerce, and Government Oversight. Berry was also one of the legislators selected to serve on the new Community Outreach Standing Subcommittee, which is part of the Appropriations Committee.
Rep. Bob Kressig, D-Cedar Falls, will serve as Vice Chair of the Local Government Committee and also serve on Commerce, Environmental Protection, Public Safety, and the Administration & Regulation Budget Subcommittee. As a member of the Commerce Committee, Kressig will also serve on the Financial Services Subcommittee.
“Rep. Kressig has worked hard over the last two years and has gained the respect of his colleagues in the House,” added Murphy. “As the former Chair and a current board member of Veridian Credit Union, Bob’s expertise on financial issues will be instrumental on the Financial Services Subcommittee. His service on the Cedar Falls Planning and Zoning Commission has also prepared him well as Vice Chair of Local Government.”
Representative-elect Doris Kelley, D-Waterloo, will serve as Vice Chair of the Administration and Regulation Budget Subcommittee and also serve on Commerce, Education, Local Government, and Ways & Means.
Representative-elect Andrew Wenthe, D-Hawkeye, will be the Vice Chair of the Education Budget Subcommittee and serve on Agriculture, Appropriations, Economic Growth, and Natural Resources.
“I know that both Representatives-elect Kelley and Wenthe are ready to get to work for the people of Iowa,” said Murphy. “They will both bring a new perspective to the Iowa House and I am counting on their leadership to help us move our state forward.”
The 82nd General Assembly will convene its first day of session on January 8, 2007.