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 Carroll County Well Represented on Key Committees

Annapolis- On Thursday, final committee assignments were announced by the Maryland House of Delegates, following an earlier announcement from the State Senate. District 5's Senator Justin Ready and Delegates April Rose, Chris Tomlinson and Eric Bouchat have all been placed on committees that oversee critical issues that face Carroll County and the state of Maryland as a whole. Senator Ready will continue serving on the Senate Finance Committee, where he has been since the 2021 Session. Delegate Rose is moving to the House Economic Matters Committee. Incoming Delegates Tomlinson and Bouchat have both been assigned to the House Judiciary Committee. 

“The District 5 Delegation is well positioned to have strong impact on behalf of the people we are fortunate to represent,” Senator Ready said. “From job creation and workforce development, health care, and labor regulations on the Senate Finance Committee to the same business issues with energy policy added on the House Economic Matters Committee to fighting crime, supporting law enforcement and protecting our 2nd Amendment rights on the House Judiciary Committee, our District 5 team will be on the front lines in the 2023 Legislative Session and beyond," Ready concluded.

“Marylanders are facing high inflation - including high energy prices and job creators are struggling with both costs and the lack of qualified workers. There is so much that we need to do in the 2023 Legislative Session to make our state a place where families and retirees can afford to live and businesses can succeed.” said Delegate Rose. “I look forward to working with our team and my colleagues in Annapolis to make progress in these areas and bring back resources that Carroll County needs as well.”

The other two members of the Carroll County Delegation that represent District 42C - Senator Chris West and incoming Delegate Josh Stonko will serve on the Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee and the House Appropriations Committee. This gives Carroll County representation on the committees dealing with critical policy areas including but not limited to the state operating and capital budgets, job creation, public safety, energy and health care, alcohol regulation, firearms in addition to labor and pension issues.

The legislative session is set to begin on Wednesday, January 11th when all state legislators will be sworn in officially for the new term. The Legislative Session runs for 90 days and will conclude at midnight, Monday, April 10th.