House committee assignments announced
House of Delegates committee assignments were announced this week by House Speaker Rick Thompson.
Linda Phillips, a Democrat who represents much of Wyoming County, including Pineville and Mullens, was named to the Finance Committee, Agriculture Committee, Natural Resources and is vice-chair of Roads and Transportation.
“I am particularly pleased that I am on Roads and Transportation,” Phillips commented. “I was vice chair of that committee last year and received that mid-term.
“I think that is a very important committee from our perspective in southern West Virginia,” she said. “A lot of good bills come through there, and that’s a starting point for them.”
She was also pleased to maintain her spot on Finance. “That’s a very important committee, and I’m pleased that I stayed,” Phillips remarked.
The delegates has served on the other two comittees previously as well.
“There were some surprises (in the appointments), but for myself, it is what I aske for,” she stated.
Republican Lynn Arvon, who represents Oceana and other communities in the county, was assigned to Government Organization, Health, Energy, Industry and Labor/Economic Development and Small Business, and Senior Citizen Issues.
Harry Keith White, whose district includes the Hanover area, is chair of the Finance Committee.
“One of the greatest qualities of the House of Delegates is its diversity,” Speaker Thompson said in a prepared releasee. “Our members bring such a variety of expertise and experience to the process, and we
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