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Persell, Erickson receive committee assignments

ST. PAUL – Local Democratic-Farmer-Laborite representatives received their committee assignments this week for the upcoming Legislative session.

Rep. John Persell of Bemidji is the vice chair for the Jobs and Economic Development finance and policy committee.

In addition, Persell, selected by voters in House District 5A, will be a member of the following committees:

- Environment and Natural Resources policy

- Environment, Natural Resources, and Agriculture finance

- Rules and Legislative Administration

- State Government Finance and Veterans Affairs

Roger Erickson of Baudette has been picked to serve on the following committees:

- Agriculture policy

- Education policy

- Environment, Natural Resources, and Agriculture finance

“I’m honored to be serving on these very important committees and for the opportunity to work closely on many of the issues my constituents care most about,” Rep.-elect Erickson, who topped Dave Hancock on Nov. 6 for the House District 2A seat, said in a news release.

The Legislative session is set to begin Jan. 8.