January 29, 2013
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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Carrico Appointed to Powerful Senate Finance CommitteeWill also Chair Subcommittee on Public Education
Richmond – Sen. Bill Carrico (R-Fries) received yesterday his committee assignments for this year, and they include a coveted position on the powerful Senate Finance Committee and the chairmanship of a Senate subcommittee on Public Education.
“I am honored by the responsibility given to me by my colleagues in the Virginia Senate,” said Carrico. “My committee assignments will give me the opportunity to have an impact on many different critical issues for Southwest Virginia and the Commonwealth as a whole.”
Carrico, who in 2013 began his 12th year in the General Assembly and his second year in the State Senate, is the only Senator for Southwest Virginia to occupy a seat on the Senate Finance Committee. “I will be uniquely positioned to do everything I can to ensure that our region is protected when it comes to matters of finance,” he said.
His committee assignments include a spot on the Health & Education Committee, where Carrico will chair the subcommittee on Public Education. The chairmanship ensures that Carrico will play a key role in developing K-12 education policy in the Senate. “The success of our public education system is critical to the Commonwealth’s success in the future, and I am eager to do what we can to improve outcomes for teachers and students across the state,” he said.
He will also resume his role on the Privileges & Elections Committee, where he will continue to chair the Certificate, Oath & Confirmation subcommittee. Finally, he will continue to serve on the Senate Transportation Committee, which will be at the center of the transportation debate in Richmond this year.