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King Reappointed Chair of Joint Committee

2011-03-02

PRESS RELEASE


Annapolis, Maryland – Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller, Jr. announced the reappointment of Senator Nancy King as Senate Chair of the Joint Committee on Children, Youth and Families.

“Senator King is tireless in her work to promote early childhood education and to protect Maryland’s children,” said Senator Miller. “As Chair of the Joint Committee on Children, Youth and Families, she will continue to play a major role in shaping state policy in these areas.”

The Joint Committee on Children, Youth and Families coordinates efforts to improve the health, education, safety and economic well-being of Maryland’s children. The Committee recommends new laws, regulations and budget priorities to improve the lives of children. The Committee also works to identify and eliminate interdepartmental gaps, inconsistencies, and inefficiencies in how the state provides services to children and their families.

“In order to ensure the present and future success of our youngest citizens, we must provide them with the best education and health services, and I am proud to work on behalf of all Maryland families in the State Senate.” said Senator King. “As the legislature works with the Governor to make responsible cuts to our state budget, I am committed to giving children and their families a strong voice in the process.”

Senator King sponsored and passed bills to promote universal pre-kindergarten, to give parents stronger tools to protect their kids from on-line predators, and to protect kids from strangulation risks associated with corded window coverings. A former President of the Montgomery County Board of Education and former member of the House of Delegates, she serves on the powerful Senate Budget and Taxation Committee. Senator King represents District 39, which includes all or part of the communities of Montgomery Village, Hadley Farms, Washington Grove, Flower Hill, Germantown, North Potomac, Darnestown, and Derwood.

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