Rep. Andy Welch Named Chairman of House Appropriations Subcommittee on Public Safety
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Contact: Betsy Lynch
ATLANTA – The Georgia House of Representatives’ Committee on Assignments named State Representative Andy Welch (R-Locust Grove) as the Chairman of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Public Safety. The House Committee on Assignments, which consists of 22 House members and is chaired by House Speaker David Ralston (R-Blue Ridge), is charged with making all House committee assignments for the members of the Georgia House of Representatives.
“I am grateful to Speaker Ralston and the members of the Committee on Assignments for this promotion and opportunity to further serve the people of the 110th District and this great State,” said Rep. Welch. “Overseeing the budget of those agencies and the men and women who have dedicated their lives to protecting our citizens from harm and ensuring justice for all Georgians is central to the subcommittee’s work. I look forward to chairing such an important subcommittee.”
The Subcommittee on Public Safety is charged with overseeing the budgets for the Attorney General’s Office, Departments of Corrections and Defense, Georgia Bureau of Investigations, Georgia State Patrol, and the Judicial branch, just to name a few. Rep. Welch will also continue his service on the Code Revision, Judiciary, Juvenile Justice, and Regulated Industries committees.
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Representative Andrew Welch represents the citizens of District 110, which includes portions of Butts, Henry, and Newton Counties. He was elected into the House of Representatives in 2010, and currently serves as the Chairman to the Appropriations Subcommittee on Public Safety. He also serves on the Code Revision, Judiciary, Juvenile Justice, and Regulated Industries committees.