January 10, 2015

Lawmakers appointed to key committees

Powers, Bryant and Shaw to serve on panels vital to local economy

AUGUSTA – Lakes region lawmakers have been appointed to legislative policy committees key to the area’s economy. 

Rep. Christine Powers, D-Naples, has been reappointed to serve on the Transportation Committee.
“I’m glad to continue working to improve our local infrastructure,” said Powers, who is serving her second term and represents Baldwin, Cornish, Naples, Sebago and part of Parsonsfield. “If we want more good jobs in Maine, we need well-built and safe roads and bridges that can handle the flow of goods and people.”

Rep. Mark Bryant, D-Windham, was appointed to the Transportation and State and Local Government committees.

“I will be a strong, effective voice supporting the needs of all of Windham’s citizens. I believe we can work together to make Maine an even better place to live and prosper,” said Bryant, who is returning to the Maine House for his fifth non-consecutive term and represents part of Windham. “These committees will be a forum to speak up for the local communities that need the state to honor its revenue sharing commitments and make smart investments in our transportation infrastructure.”   

Rep. Mike Shaw, D-Standish, returns as house chair of the Inland Fisheries and Wildlife Committee.
“I’m honored to be reappointed house chair to this committee,” said Shaw, who is serving his fourth term in the Maine House and represents part of Standish. “We have an important role in promoting the outdoor economy and protecting natural resources so future generations can enjoy and benefit from them.” 

A list of committee members can be found at http://www.maine.gov/legis/house/jtcomlst.htm.

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