Sacramento, CA — California Assemblymember Kristin Olsen has been appointed by Speaker John A. Pérez to serve as a member of the Water, Parks and Wildlife, Agriculture and Insurance committee.
She’s also been named Vice Chair of the Assembly Arts, Entertainment, Sports, Tourism and Internet Media committee for the 2011-12 legislative session.
“Serving on these committees will give me the opportunity to work on issues that directly affect the Central Valley and Foothills,” said Olsen. “I look forward to working with my colleagues to ensure that our state has a reliable water supply, an agricultural industry that can continue to feed the world and an insurance marketplace that offers Californians affordable choices.”
The Water, Parks and Wildlife committee oversees California’s water resources, flood management, fish and game, parks and recreation, and wildlife. The Agriculture committee oversees several areas, including the Department of Food and Agriculture, pesticide regulation, food labeling, expos and fairs, and veterinary issues.
With agriculture comprising a major part of the 25th Assembly District’s economy, Olsen said that she is pleased that she will be able to serve on the two related committees to ensure that local concerns are heard.
Olsen represents the 25th Assembly District in the California Legislature, which includes Angels Camp, Sonora, Mariposa, Oakhurst, Modesto, Oakdale, Riverbank, Hughson, Waterford, Chowchilla and Mammoth Lakes.