Burke Named Vice-chair Of Senate Health Committee
Will Also Serve On Agriculture And Highways And Transportation Committees
September 26, 2011
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State Senator Dave Burke (R- Marysville) announced that he has been named vice-chairman of the Senate Health, Human Services and Aging Committee by Senate President Tom Niehaus (R- New Richmond). In addition, Burke was also named to the Senate Agriculture Committee and the Highways and Transportation Committee. "Being named vice-chair of the Senate Health Committee is an honor, and I look forward to using my background as a pharmacist as the committee addresses issues impacting health care for all Ohioans," Burke said. "I am also pleased to have been named to the Agriculture and Highways and Transportation Committees, as they deal with policy areas that are of great importance to the people I represent." A pharmacist by trade, Burke was appointed to the Ohio Senate in July. Prior to that he served as a member of the Ohio House of Representatives, where he sponsored legislation - now law that addresses the growing problem of prescription drug abuse in Ohio and helps keep synthetic drugs out of the hands of young Ohioans. Burke will continue to serve as a member of the Joint Committee on Agency Rule Review (JCARR), which is composed of members from both the Senate and Ohio House. JCARR is responsible for reviewing administrative rules proposed by various state agencies, departments and commissions to determine if they conflict with Ohio law or other rules.
Senator Burke represents the 26th Ohio Senate District, which encompasses all of Crawford, Logan, Marion, Sandusky, Union and Wyandot counties as well as portions of Ottawa and Seneca counties. For more information, please visit www.ohiosenate.gov/dave-burke.
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