Nealey receives committee assignments

Rep. Terry Nealey has picked up a new committee for the 2011 legislative session.

Nealey, a long-time attorney in a Dayton law office, has been chosen to serve on the House Judiciary Committee. The committee considers a wide variety of subjects relating to civil and criminal law, including issues involving commercial law, landlord/tenant law, torts, probate, guardianships, drunk driving, courts and judicial administration, and family law issues such as marriage, marriage dissolution, child support and adoption.

“I’ll be leaning on my legal background to provide input to these very important issues,” said Nealey, R-Dayton.

He will continue serving on the House Education Appropriations and Oversight Committee, as well as the House Technology, Energy and Communications Committee.

“With the budget constraints, there will be intense scrutiny on all state programs. However, our paramount duty is written in the state constitution to make ample provision for the education of all children in Washington. We’ll be looking into the classrooms to see what works, and how to provide the best possible education in the most efficient and effective manner,” said Nealey.

“Additionally, we need to work toward a strong energy policy in our state that ensures adequate baseload generation for the future, including nuclear power. The expansion of wind energy has been a good thing for the state and great for the local economy,” said Nealey. “However, wind power is intermittent. It has to be accompanied by reliable non-interruptible baseload energy sources. Nuclear is the obvious choice and should be a primary component when writing a new state energy policy.”

Nealey was first elected as 16th District state representative and took office in Dec. 2009. He was re-elected to the position in Nov. 2010 and begins his first full two-year term in office next week. The scheduled 105-day legislative session begins Jan. 10 in Olympia.

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