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Senator Stewart, District 13 — Press Release


August 16, 2017

CONTACT: Ali Ak?n Kurnaz, 407-893-2422

Senator Linda Stewart Gains New Committee Roles, Vice Chairperson Role for Environment

ORLANDO, Fla. – State Senator Linda Stewart yesterday received notice of new committee assignments in the Senate. Among those changes were her elevation to the Vice Chairpersonship of the Environmental Preservation and Conservation committee, a seat on the powerful Appropriations Committee, as well as a seat on one of its subcommittees that will determine funding for the four major colleges and universities in her district. Senator Stewart released the following statement:

“I’m honored, especially as a freshman Senator, to be given the responsibility of a vice chairpersonship and help set—for the first time in a long, long time in Florida—a more conservation-friendly agenda in Tallahassee. I’m also excited by the opportunity to fight for important dollars to fund programs and new construction at Valencia College, the University of Central Florida, Barry University School of Law, and Full Sail University as a member of the Higher Education Appropriations Subcommittee. These institutions are a vital part of the community—and of Central Florida’s economy—and I look forward to providing them with the resources they need to help anyone who wants to attend achieve their dreams.”

The complete list of State Senator Linda Stewart’s committee assignments are as follows:

   •  Environmental Preservation and Conservation, Vice Chair
   •  Appropriations
   •  Appropriations Subcommittee on the Environment and Natural Resources
   •  Appropriations Subcommittee on Higher Education
   •  Education
   •  Governmental Oversight and Accountability
   •  Joint Committee on Public Counsel Oversight