Baumgardner named to state senate committees
Colorado Senate Republicans have announced committee assignments for the 2017 legislative session, and District 8 Sen. Randy Baumgardner — representing Routt, Moffat, Garfield, Rio Blanco, Grand, Jackson and Summit counties — has been named to three committees.
Baumgardner will serve as chair of the Senate Transportation Committee and vice chair of the Natural Resources and Energy Committee.
In addition, Baumgardner will serve on the Capital Development Committee.
Incoming Senate Majority Leader Chris Holbert (R-Parker) said the assignments reflected the “more horizontal” management philosophy Senate Republicans will be using going forward.
“Our goal when making assignments was to diversify rather than concentrate power, which gets more of our members involved in the leadership of committees and strategic planning on the issues they handle,” Holbert said in a news release. “A lot of thought also was given to how the committee chairs and vice-chairs will work together as a team. It isn’t our goal to run a top-town kind of operation, but to ensure that committee members have a lot of say in what bills they want to sponsor and consider, giving them a much greater voice in where our caucus is heading.”
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