Senator Kim Rosen to Chair Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee

Contact:

Krysta West
Communications Director
Senate Republican Office
(207) 287-1505
krysta.west@legislature.maine.gov

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Senator Kim Rosen to Chair Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee

Hancock County Legislator will also serve on Transportation Committee

AUGUSTA – Maine State Senator Kim Rosen (R-Hancock) has once again been chosen by Senate President Michael Thibodeau (R-Waldo) to chair the Maine Legislature’s Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee.

The Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee is responsible for establishing the state’s criminal code and sentencing guidelines and oversees the Departments of Public Safety and Corrections as well as the Maine Emergency Management Agency.

Senator Rosen was chair of the committee during the 127th Legislature.

“I am very pleased to have once again been chosen to chair the Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee,” Senator Rosen said. “Ensuring the safety of our citizens is one of the most important functions of state government. We face significant challenges in the session ahead, but I am confident that those of us who have been appointed to Criminal Justice and Public Safety are up to the task.”

Senate President Thibodeau said, “Senator Kim Rosen demonstrated effective, even-handed leadership as chair of the Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee during the 127th Legislature. That is why it was such an easy choice to appoint her to lead this important committee again as it prepares to navigate the complex issues it will face during the upcoming session.”

Senator Rosen will also serve on the Legislature’s Transportation Committee which sets the state’s transportation policy and oversees the Bureau of Motor Vehicles, the Turnpike Authority and construction and maintenance of highways, waterways and railroads.

Senator Kim Rosen is serving her second term in the Maine Senate and previously served four terms in the Maine House of Representatives.

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