Representative Mark Johnson named to critical legislative committees

Salem, OR — Representative Mark Johnson has been selected by House Speaker Tina Kotek to serve on the following committees during the 78th Legislative Assembly:

  • Energy and Environment Committee, vice chair
  • Higher Education, Innovation, and Workforce Development Committee
  • Revenue Committee
  • Joint Committee on Tax Credits

“I’m very pleased with my committee assignments and am excited to be taking on some new roles in addition to my previous ones,” said Rep. Johnson. “I look forward to continuing to have a leadership position on the important Energy and Environment Committee and I’m ready to bring some fresh ideas from my district to strengthen our state’s higher education and workforce innovation programs.”

As returning vice chair of the Committee on Energy and Environment, Rep. Johnson will continue to work on renewable energy initiatives while promoting a healthy balance between economic development and the preservation of natural resources. On the Higher Education, Innovation and Workforce Development Committee, Rep. Johnson will continue to advocate for strong community college and increased career and technical training to bridge young Oregonians with jobs. Rep. Johnson has hosted several education forums with state and local officials, and was a 2014 recipient of the Howard Cherry Award for his legislative work on behalf of community colleges.

As a member of the Revenue and the Joint Tax Credits Committees, Rep. Johnson will continue to support sound tax and finance policies that support Oregon families and small businesses and can attract new businesses to the state.

Rep. Johnson was first elected to the Oregon House of Representatives in 2010 and will be sworn in for his third term on January 12, 2015. He represents the constituents of House District 52, which includes parts of Hood River, Clackamas and Multnomah counties.

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