By Paul Schmitt
1st District State Representative Joel Kitchens has been appointed to numerous committees in the assembly for the legislative session of 2017-2018. Kitchens will chair a committee for the first time in the assembly as he heads up the Children & Families committee and also be a co-chair again on the education committee. Rep. Kitchens says he is excited to take on the newly added leadership role.
The Assembly Committee on Children and Families covers legislation that affects social service programs such as W-2, child abuse prevention efforts and effort to prevent identity fraud and abuse in current welfare programs. Other committees that Kitchens will continue to serve on are Agriculture, Environment and Forestry, Tourism and Financial Institutions.