LANSING – Senate Majority Leader Randy Richardville has named Sen. Dave Hildenbrand as vice chair of three important committees for the 2011-2014 legislative session.
Hildenbrand will serve as vice chair of the committees on Economic Development, Government Operations and Outdoor Recreation and Tourism. Last November, the 26-member Senate Republican Caucus voted him assistant leader.
The newly elected senator is eager to begin his leadership assignments and start putting Michigan back on track.
“Economic development and budget discipline must remain our focus,” said Hildenbrand, R-Lowell. “There’s plenty of hard work in the busy months ahead as we make tough but necessary decisions. I am eager to embrace the challenges.”
The 29th District lawmaker will also serve as a member of the Senate Redistricting Committee.
“I’m pleased with my committee assignments; these panels will deal with legislation that has a direct impact on west Michigan,” Hildenbrand said. “I look forward to the input of area constituents as we develop sensible solutions to our state’s problems.”