Rep Alexander will play key role in House Agriculture Committee

first_img Categories: Alexander News Legislator will serve as vice chairState Rep. Julie Alexander, of Hanover, was today named vice chair of the House Agriculture Committee by Speaker Tom Leonard.“It’s an honor to be given this opportunity to serve a committee that is so relevant to Jackson County,” said Alexander, who owns and operates a third-generation dairy farm. “Agriculture is a major industry in our state and it contributes greatly to our economy and job creation.”The House Agriculture Committee is responsible for deliberating on all policy related to the agricultural industry in Michigan.  This includes, but is not limited to, issues regarding Right to Farm, agri-business and agri-tourism.Alexander was also appointed to serve as a member of the Transportation and Infrastructure, Local Government and Education Reform Committees.“As a former middle school teacher, I look forward to serving as a member of the Education Reform Committee,” said the freshman legislator. “Every child in Michigan deserves a quality education and we will work together to ensure that we are paving the way for student success across the state.”Alexander also noted that her experience as a Jackson county commissioner would lend her well as a member of the Local Government Committee. As a county commissioner she gained experience with road commission efforts, which she believes will provide her with a good background as a member of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.House committees will begin holding their first meetings in the coming weeks.### 26Jan Rep. Alexander will play key role in House Agriculture Committeelast_img

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