Senate Republican Office
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Senator Joyce Maker to Chair Marine Resources Committee
Washington County Legislator will also continue work on Education Committee
AUGUSTA – Maine State Senator Joyce Maker (R-Washington) has been appointed to chair the Maine Legislature’s Marine Resources Committee by Maine Senate President Michael Thibodeau (R-Waldo).
The Marine Resources Committee has jurisdiction over the state’s commercial marine fisheries management, including the processing and sale of marine fish, shellfish and aquaculture.
“I am very pleased with this committee assignment because it has such importance to the part of the state I represent,” Senator Maker said. “There is great amount of untapped potential for Maine’s marine industry, because we have abundant resources and the best workforce in the nation. As chair of the Marine Resources Committee, I hope to help facilitate growth in this important industry.
“At the same time, it is also important for us to take the necessary steps to protect our natural resources for future generations, and I look forward to working with my fellow committee members to achieve that,” Senator Maker said.
Senate President Thibodeau said, “I am thrilled to have Joyce Maker in the Senate. During her time in the House of Representatives she consistently demonstrated an ability to build consensus by working with Democrats and Independents in order to shape sound public policy. I am very confident she will continue to be an effective legislator as the senator from Washington County.”
Senator Maker will also continue to be a member on the Legislature’s Education and Cultural Affairs Committee where she has served three terms as a state representative.
Senator Joyce Maker is embarking on her first term in the Maine Senate and previously served three terms in the Maine House of Representatives representing communities in Washington County.