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Local reps appointed to legislative committees
AUGUSTA -- Maine State Rep. Sheryl Briggs, D-Mexico, was recently re-appointed to the Inland Fisheries and Wildlife Committee for the 125th Legislature.
The committee focuses on policy work relating to fisheries and wildlife research, management and regulation; Maine guides; ATVs; snowmobiles; watercraft registration and boater safety.
“This fall, I was pleased to see the expansion of fishing opportunities on the Androscoggin River with the boat ramp just built in Mexico, located behind the town office,” said Rep. Briggs. “I am a strong supporter of Maine’s outdoor heritage and I am excited to get to work.”
Rep. Matt Peterson, D-Rumford, was tapped to serve on the Health and Human Services Committee due to his focus on community based long-term care, services for people with a disability and substance abuse prevention. This will be his second term on the committee.
“We must work to find the creative solutions that strengthen our communities and our families and give every Maine citizen a chance to reach his or her full potential,” said Rep. Peterson. “At the same time, those solutions must be responsive to the needs of all Maine taxpayers. I believe we can find that balance.”
Both Briggs and Peterson were selected to serve on their respective committees by the Speaker of the House Robert Nutting in mid December. The full legislature has 16 joint standing committees.
A full list of committee members can be found at http://www.maine.gov/legis/house/jtcomlst.htm.