Los Alamitos, Seal Beach and Fountain Valley’s rookie Assemblyman landed a choice legislative committee appointment that focuses on California’s economy and job creation.
Assemblyman Travis Allen (R-Huntington Beach) has been appointed vice-chair of the Assembly Committee on Jobs, Economic Development, and the Economy for the 2012-14 legislative session by Assembly Speaker John Perez, Allen announced Thursday.
“As vice-chair, I will ensure that the committee does its part to fight for California businesses and to create good paying jobs,” Allen said in a written statement. “I look forward to taking this responsibility head on and I will work hard to achieve bipartisan solutions to the critical issues facing the committee.”
According to Allen, the committee primary jurisdictions include business advocacy in the state and the nation, California-Mexico relations, California overseas trade offices, development and expansion of new technologies and development of international high tech markets.
“Travis Allen is a successful local small business owner who understands how runaway government spending and overregulation hurts job creation in our state,” said Connie Conway, Assembly Republican Leader. “In his new role, he will be a strong champion for pro-growth, pro-jobs policies to get more Californians back to work and hold government bureaucrats accountable for hurting the economy.”
In addition, Allen was also named to the following committees:
- Vice Chair – Accountability and Administrative Review
- Banking and Finance
- Utilities and Commerce
- Assembly Legislative Ethics
Allen represents the new 72nd Assembly District, which includes the cities of Huntington Beach, Seal Beach, Fountain Valley, Garden Grove, Westminster, Los Alamitos, Santa Ana and the unincorporated communities of Rossmoor and Midway City.