Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Hale named ranking member of House Judiciary Committee

Hale named ranking member of House Judiciary Committee
He will also serve on the House Rules Committee

STATE CAPITOL, PHOENIX – Rep. Albert Hale, D-St. Michaels (District 2), will serve on two committees during the Arizona House of Representatives’ 52nd legislative session. 

“I am grateful for the opportunity to work for the people of my district for another session,” Hale said. “My goal is always to help ensure we pass legislation that reflects the priorities of the people.”

Hale, an attorney, will serve as the ranking member of the House Judiciary Committee. This committee reviews bills that relate to criminal justice and court procedures.

Additionally, he will serve on the Rules Committee. The Rules 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.

“My appointment to these committees will provide an opportunity for me to support policies that will help move our state forward,” Hale said.

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Rep. Hale is an enrolled member of the Navajo Nation. He was born in Ganado and raised in Klagetoh, Arizona. He is Ashiihi (Salt), born for Todichiini (Bitter Water). His maternal grandparents are Hanaghani (Walk About clan). His paternal grandparents are Kiyanii (Tall House clan). He is a 1969 graduate of Fort Wingate High School, a Bureau of Indian Affairs boarding school located east of Gallup, New Mexico. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona (1973), and a Juris Doctor degree from the University of New Mexico School of Law, Albuquerque, New Mexico (1977), and an honorary Juris Doctor degree from Phoenix School of Law (2012).  He is the former President of the Navajo Nation.

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