Senator Anthony Cannella Announces Committee Assignments

Monday, January 24, 2011

SACRAMENTO, CA – State Senator Anthony Cannella (R-Ceres) today announced being appointed to the Senate Natural Resources and Water Committee, the Senate Governmental Organization Committee, the Joint Arts Committee and the Joint Rules Committee. In addition, Cannella has been named Chairman of the Senate Agriculture Committee and Vice Chairman of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee.

“I believe firmly that it is our duty as elected officials to focus on the issues that matter most to the constituents who sent us to Sacramento and to serve as their eyes, ears and voice in the state Capitol,” said Cannella. “Particularly in the 12th Senate District, issues relating to water and agriculture have an enormous effect on our regional economy, business climate and quality of life, and I believe my committee assignments will help ensure that I can hear and address the critical issues facing my constituents and Californians across the state.

“I am grateful for the opportunity to serve on these committees, and I look forward to working with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle and from all parts of the state to help make our government work for the people of California.”

Cannella is the only Republican senator currently chairing a standing committee in the California State Senate.