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Sonnenberg named chair of House Ag Committee PDF Print E-mail
Written by Holyoke Enterprise   

State Rep. Jerry Sonnenberg, R-Sterling, was named the new chair of the House Agriculture, Livestock and Natural Resources committee Tuesday, Nov. 9.

“I am excited to chair the committee that handles the issues from the top two industries in the state,” commented Sonnenberg. “Both agriculture and the oil and gas industry are vital to our economy, and I look forward to doing what I can to get government out of the way so they can do what they do best.”

The House Agriculture and Natural Resources committee will be the committee of reference for a wide range of possible legislation ranging from energy to water and animal issues to environmental concerns.

Speaker Designee Frank McNulty, R-Highlands Ranch, praised Sonnenberg for his expertise on agriculture issues facing Colorado.

“Yes, I did appoint a real farmer as chairman of the House Agriculture, Livestock and Natural Resources Committee,” McNulty said. “As Ag Committee chairman, Jerry will be a tireless advocate for Colorado’s agricultural community and will capably navigate the complex natural resource issues Colorado faces.”

Sonnenberg was just re-elected to his third term in the Colorado House and is part of the new Republican majority.