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Friday, January 14, 2011

Rank and file: Young, Fende, Yuko, Hollington

State Rep. Ron Young, R-Leroy Township, and his committee assignments in the Ohio House of Representatives, which is now a Republican majority in Columbus?
GOP House majority leaders gave Young exactly the three committee seats he said he hoped for in a story that ran Dec. 30.
Now outnumbered by Republicans, seats of Ranking Minority Democrats s were nevertheless given to state Reps. Kenny Yuko, Richmond Heights, and Lorraine Fende, D-Willowick.
n Young got Commerce & Labor on which he is majority vice chair.
Democrat Yuko? He’s ranking Minority member on Commerce & Labor, plus a regular member on Veterans Affairs. Young also got on Criminal Justice, plus State Government & Elections.
n Fende had hoped to sit with the Minority on the Financial Institutions, Housing and Urban Development Committee. Nope.
But such a committee seat in the GOP Majority did go to reappointed state Rep. Dick Hollington, R-Hunting Valley. Hollington also sits on Finance.
Fende did get the Ranking Minority seat on Health & Aging, plus a seat on Insurance.

--David W. Jones


Anonymous Anonymous said...

So of all of our ELECTED members, the only local rep with a power appointment was........a twice appointed and not recently elected person??????? I think Young should be very upset by this, wasn't he promised a Chairmanship if he ran and won? .......I guess us voters don't matter so much. Well- at least we have Tim in the Senate (LOL)

January 15, 2011 at 10:11 AM 

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