Committee assignments have been set for Bridgeport’s eight-member legislative delegation for the General Assembly session that began on Wednesday. State Senator Marilyn Moore co-chairs the Children Committee and Human Services Committee while her Senate colleague Ed Gomes co-chairs Labor and Public Employees. State Rep. Jack Hennessy co-chairs Veterans Affairs. CT Mirror has the full list of committee co-chairs here.
Committee assignments are generally based on areas of interest and professional background. As a result of an evenly divided Senate each committee features Democratic and Republican co-chairs.
New Speaker of the House Joe Aresimowicz announced leadership and committee assignments on Thursday.
Rep. Andre Baker – Assistant Majority Leader, Member of Education, Banks and Appropriations Committees
Rep. Charlie Stallworth – Deputy Majority Leader, Vice-Chair of Banks, Member of Higher Education and Employment Advancement and Human Services Committees
Rep. Jack Hennessy – Chair of Veterans Affairs, Member of Transportation and Finance Committees
Rep. Christopher Rosario – Chief Majority Whip, Appropriations (Chair Elementary Education Sub-Committee) Member of Education and Transportation Committees
Rep. Steve Stafstrom – Assistant Majority Leader, Vice-Chair of Judiciary, Member of Planning and Development and Finance, Revenue and Bonding Committees
Rep. Ezequiel Santiago – Assistant Majority Whip, Vice-Chair of Appropriations, Chair Conservation and Development Sub-Committee, Member of Environment and Planning and Development Committees