In a New Mexico First, Female Rep. Chairs Science Committee
Committee to Oversee Legislation Involving Science, Technology and Telecommunications
Santa Fe, NM – As the ink dries on interim committee assignments, Representative Candie Sweetser (D-Deming) has been tapped to Chair the Science, Technology, and Telecommunications Committee during the legislative interim. This marks the first time in New Mexico state history that a woman will serve as Chair of this Interim Committee, and the first interim Chair position for the freshman Representative.
“I am representing the people of Luna, Hidalgo and Grant counties on my committee assignments, and to the best of my ability, embracing the distinctiveness and remarkable character of my home district,” stated Rep. Sweetser. “As the Chair of Science, Technology and Telecommunications, I look forward to bringing my district’s needs forward and looking at the state as a whole.”
During the legislative interim, Representative Sweetser also will serve on the Legislative Ethics Committee, the Economic and Rural Development Committee, and the Revenue Stabilization and Tax Policy Committee. Representatives are assigned committees based on their level of knowledge and experience in various areas to hear from community members and review legislation. As a small business owner, reporter and former member of the Foundation for Open Government, together with her ties to farming and ranching in southwestern New Mexico, Rep. Sweetser brings one of the most diverse and experienced skillsets to the legislature.