Fox named to Education, Veterans, and Jobs Committees

SACRAMENTO—Assemblymember Steve Fox (D-Palmdale) Tuesday announced that he has been named to several key Assembly Committees for the 2013-2014 Legislative Session.

In addition to serving on the committees for Higher Education, Veterans’ Affairs and Jobs, Economic Development and the Economy, Fox also chairs the Select Committee on Community Colleges.

“I couldn’t be more pleased with these committee appointments,” Fox said in a news release.  “This is a tremendous opportunity to be involved on behalf of my constituents in some of the most important issues facing the state—especially getting Californians from all backgrounds back to work.  This includes college graduates, returning veterans and those who have not yet felt the impact of the slow-moving economic recovery.”

“Further, it is an incredible honor to chair the Select Committee on Community Colleges,” continued Fox.  “Under my stewardship, this select committee will do everything in its power to ensure that a great education can lead to great jobs for community college students.”

The Committee for Higher Education is responsible for overseeing matters related to the University of California, California State University, and California Community College systems as well as other aspects of postsecondary education and student financial aid.

The Committee for Jobs, Economic Development and the Economy is concerned with business advocacy in California and the United States and California’s position in international markets, as well as economic development and job creation here at home.

Finally, the Committee for Veterans’ Affairs monitors the Cal-Vet loan program, the state’s Department of Veterans Affairs, as well as California’s National Guard and veterans residing within state borders.

Fox concluded, “In addition to finding ways to put returning veterans to work in the state, I will work with the Veterans’ committee to better serve the large number of active duty and retired service members in my district who many need other types of assistance.  These courageous Americans deserve more for their service to our nation.  I believe that the Assembly will be highly successful in honoring these men and women by making their personal success a pivotal part of our state’s economic resurgence.”

Assemblymember Steve Fox represents California’s 36th Assembly District, comprised of the communities of Antelope Valley, and includes the cities of Lancaster and Palmdale as well as the Los Angeles County communities of Quartz Hill, Acton, Little Rock, Baker, Lake Los Angeles, and Wrightwood and the Kern County communities of Rosamond, Mojave, Reefer City, North Edwards, Boron, and California City.

(Information via press release from 36th District Assemblyman Steve Fox.)

  17 comments for “Fox named to Education, Veterans, and Jobs Committees

  1. Lynn
    January 10, 2013 at 1:40 pm

    There are a lot of years of bad blood between Fox and long time AV residents, so I’m still quite shocked that he was voted into this office.

    • Sandra
      January 10, 2013 at 2:06 pm

      Yeah, but there’s more bad blood between Ron Smith and longtime residents!

      Smith is arrogant. He moved here from Orange County and then tried to act like Boss Hog.

      • William
        January 10, 2013 at 3:42 pm

        Was he invited to leave Orange County?

  2. Ginny
    January 9, 2013 at 6:29 pm

    Way to go Mr. Fox. Ron on Education having none? Ron on Jobs not having one. Ron on Veterans? The man would be lost in space there had he been elected. Go Fox.

  3. Palmdale_Steve
    January 8, 2013 at 7:56 pm

    I’m looking forward to Steve Fox’s first piece of legislation, probably something to do with Gerbils.

    • William
      January 8, 2013 at 8:15 pm

      @Palmdale_Steve. Why? You got one up your rear?

  4. R.W
    January 8, 2013 at 6:35 pm

    Oh great, the guy was the biggest speed bump going when he was on the board of AVC & now he’s going to screw up things on a State level?

    • Palmdale_Steve
      January 8, 2013 at 7:02 pm

      Repeat after me.

      It’s only a two year term…it’s only a two year term.

      Maybe just maybe we’ll get a decent Republican challenger this time, no more of the Runner endorsed Deputy Dog Smith types.

      • Palmdale_Steve
        January 8, 2013 at 7:55 pm

        Wow two thumbs down!

        I’ve probably got the Liberals and the Runnerites po’d over that one.

        • William
          January 8, 2013 at 8:17 pm

          You’re the one po’d.

      • William
        January 8, 2013 at 8:16 pm

        That’s all ya got. There are no decent republican challengers.

        • Frank Rizzo
          January 8, 2013 at 8:34 pm

          Any other party than a democrat

          • Thomas
            January 9, 2013 at 10:09 am

            I think fox was shocked that he finally won one.

    • Lynn
      January 10, 2013 at 1:43 pm

      It’s gonna be hard to screw things up any more than they are now…so he’ll either become everyone in DC’s pain in the rear or he’ll do something decent. I guess anyone can change. Maybe.

      • Sandra
        January 10, 2013 at 2:03 pm

        Sacramento, you mean?

  5. Miffed American
    January 8, 2013 at 6:30 pm

    It bothers when I see an Assemblyman/woman take on a bunch of Committees. Isn’t the lead position one has gotten enough?I guess it doesn’t matter anyway. The state is broke and you can’t suck blood from a turnip, so nothing will get done.

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