State Representative Rick Lopes, representing New Britain and Newington in the state House of Representatives, will serve as Vice Chair of the Executive and Legislative Nominations Committee in an made by House Speaker Brendan Sharkey at the start of the 2013 session.
The Executive and Legislative Nominations Committee must review and hold public hearings on all executive and legislative nominations appointed by the Governor and legislative leaders prior to confirmation by the legislature.
“Rep. Lopes has shown he has the dedication and ability to serve in increasingly demanding leadership roles,” Rep. Sharkey said. “I am confident he will be an asset in helping to lead this important committee.”
“I am looking forward to a productive session as we tackle issues related to the state budget and public safety,” Rep. Lopes said.
Rep. Lopes will also serve on the Finance Revenue and Bonding and Transportation committees.