Friday, November 30, 2012

Quezada to serve on three legislative committees in new session

 Quezada to serve on three legislative committees in new session

STATE CAPITOL, PHOENIXRep. Martín Quezada, D-Phoenix (District 13), will serve on a total of three committees and as the ranking member of two of those committees during the Arizona House of Representatives’ 51st legislative session.  Quezada will represent the new Legislative District 29, which includes West Phoenix, Glendale and a portion of Litchfield Park.

Quezada will be the ranking member, or the member serving as the Democratic leader, of the Judiciary Committee. This committee handles bills that relate to criminal justice, court procedures and elections.

He also will be the ranking member of the Government Committee. This committee deals with bills that affect the different levels of government jurisdiction. The committee often focuses on issues of government responsibility, accountability and transparency. 

Additionally, he will serve on the Rules Committee. This committee reviews every bill that comes out of the other committees in the House of Representatives. The Rules Committee evaluates the bills for constitutional issues, including federal preemption, as well as proper formatting and grammar.

“This new session brings new opportunities for us,” Quezada said. “I am honored to be able to serve the people of the West Valley for another term. We’ll do everything we can to put a stop to the Republicans’ extremist agenda while we promote issues that will move Arizona forward.”

Quezada is a native of Phoenix and was born and spent his early childhood in Maryvale where he attended St. Vincent de Paul Elementary School. He is also a graduate of Peoria Centennial High School (1995), Glendale Community College (1998), Arizona State University West (2001) and the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University (2008). He spent five years working as a Research Analyst/Policy Advisor to the Democrat Caucus in the Arizona State Senate (2001) and the Arizona State House of Representatives (2002-2005) before being accepted into law school at ASU.  Quezada has been a community activist for several years and serves on numerous boards and commissions in the community including the ASU Los Diablos Latino Alumni Association, the Maryvale Village Planning Committee, the West Phoenix Revitalization Community Advisory Board and the Los Abogados Hispanic Bar Association Board of Directors. He was named as one of the Univision Radio/Arizona  Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Top 40 Hispanic Leaders under Age 40 in 2009.

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