Friday, November 20, 2015

Former MCEA President to chair Delegation Education Committee #appleballot #mcea

Montgomery County House Delegation Leadership Changes Announced 
Reinforcing Delegation Commitment to Education, Economic Development, Transportation and Regional Collaboration 
Delegation Leadership Announces Formation of a New Committee on Education and Restructuring of Existing Committees to Encourage Leadership Development in Second-Year Delegates. 

ROCKVILLE, MD, November 19, 2015 -- Today the Montgomery County House Delegation to the Maryland General Assembly announced the formation of a Committee on Education and the elevation of four first term Delegates to Vice-Chair of the Delegation Standing Committees. 

The Education Committee will have jurisdiction over all local legislation and policy positions related to public education, including coordinating strategy for school construction funding. Chaired by one-time Special Education teacher and Montgomery County Education Association President Delegate Bonnie Cullison, this Committee is talent-rich in educational policy expertise. Committee members include House of Delegates Parliamentarian Delegate Bill Frick, former MCPS teacher Delegate Eric Luedtke, former Montgomery County Board of Education Member Ana Sol-Gutiérrez, and Delegate David Fraser-Hidalgo. The Committee Vice-Chair will be Delegate Andrew Platt.
The establishment of an Education Committee with the legislative experts in this subject matter area will increase the Montgomery County Delegation's focus on this priority issue area for our constituents. "I look forward to working closely with this group of talented legislators on a policy area that  is so important to all the residents in Montgomery County,"  says new Education Committee Chair Bonnie Cullison. "We have such expertise and creativity within the Delegation on education issues.  Our efforts will not only focus support on our educational community, but will consider the benefit to the community at-large."
Other standing committees were restructured as well. 
Economic Development
Jurisdiction over improving the business climate, local business regulations and tax proposals, and alcohol laws.
Delegate Ariana Kelly, Chair
Delegate Maricé Morales, Vice-Chair
Delegate Sheila Hixson
Delegate Anne Kaiser
Delegate Kirill Reznik
Delegate Jeff Waldstreicher
Washington Metro Area Committee
Jurisdiction over WSSC, Park and Planning, and other regional interests shared with Prince George's County
Delegate Al Carr, Chair
Delegate Will Smith, Vice-Chair
Delegate Kumar Barve
Delegate Kathleen Dumais
Delegate Ben Kramer
Delegate Shane Robinson
Land Use, Transportation, and Public Safety
Jurisdiction over M-NCPPC bills which deal with land use issues as well as any legislation related to transportation and public safety issues.
Delegate Jim Gilchrist, Chair
Delegate Marc Korman, Vice-Chair
Delegate Charles Barkley
Delegate Aruna Miller
Delegate David Moon
Delegate Craig Zucker

Education Committee
Jurisdiction over educational policy and financing. 
Delegate Bonnie Cullison, Chair
Delegate Andrew Platt, Vice-Chair
Delegate David Fraser-Hidalgo
Delegate Bill Frick
Delegate Eric Luedtke
Delegate Ana Sol-Gutiérrez
Local Bill hearings will be held on Monday, November 30, 2015 at 7:00 pm in the 3rd Floor Hearing Room, Stella Werner Council Office Bldg., 100 Maryland Ave., Rockville, MD 20850. 
A list of proposed local bills can be found here: 
Information on the Montgomery County Delegation can be found here:
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  1. Revolving door delegation reinforces excellent education.

  2. For the Land Use, Transportation, and Public Safety Committee: Isn't Gilchrist a rubberstamping empty suit? And isn't Barkley the one who spent MCPS funds on personal items? And doesn't Aruna Miller also have a six figure job with Montgomery County, who's okay with Solar power stations, where schools should be built? My confidence in the Montgomery County delegation abounds.

    1. Sounds like you enumerated all the critical elements.

    2. Charles Barkley is a State Delegate from District 39.
      Chris Barclay is a Board of Education member.

  3. MoCo Politics at

  4. What goes around comes around mode of operation?


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