Frierson announces Assembly committee assignments

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Jason Frierson and other members of the Democratic Assembly on election night.

Though there are two vacancies to be filled, Assembly Speaker Jason Frierson announced committee assignments for the 2019 Legislative session. 

The two spots opened after Assemblyman Chris Brooks was appointed to the Senate on Tuesday and Assemblywoman Olivia Diaz announced her resignation to run for Las Vegas City Council. 

Senate Majority Leader Kelvin Atkinson announced his assignments on Wednesday.

The Assembly list includes:

Ways & Means Maggie Carlton (Chair), Teresa Benitez-Thompson (Vice ChairJason Frierson, Mike Sprinkle, Tyrone Thompson, Daniele Monroe-Moreno, Dina Neal, Ellen Spiegel, Heidi Swank, Sandra Jauregui, Jim Wheeler, Robin Titus, Al Kramer, John Hambrick

Judiciary Steve Yeager (Chair), Lesley Cohen (Vice ChairOzzie Fumo, Skip Daly, Howard Watts III, Brittney Miller, Sarah Peters, Selena Torres, Shea Backus, Jill Tolles, Lisa Krasner, Alexis Hansen, Tom Roberts, Chris Edwards

Government Affairs Edgar Flores (Chair), William McCurdy II (Vice ChairRichard Carrillo, Shannon Bilbray-Axelrod, Susan Martinez, Michelle Gorelow, Connie Munk, Alexander Assefa, John Ellison, Melissa Hardy, Glen Leavitt

Commerce & Labor Ellen Spiegel (Chair), Jason Frierson (Vice ChairMaggie Carlton, Sandra Jauregui, Dina Neal, William McCurdy II, Steve Yeager, Susan Martinez, Skip Daly, Jill Tolles, Melissa Hardy, Chris Edwards, Al Kramer

Health & Human Services Mike Sprinkle (Chair), Richard Carrillo (Vice ChairTyrone Thompson, Alexander Assefa, Connie Munk, Michelle Gorelow, Lisa Krasner, John Hambrick, Robin Titus

Education Tyrone Thompson (Chair), Edgar Flores (Vice ChairBrittney Miller, Connie Munk, Michelle Gorelow, Sarah Peters, Selena Torres, Jill Tolles, Lisa Krasner, Melissa Hardy, Alexis Hansen

Growth & Infrastructure Daniele Monroe-Moreno (Chair), Steve Yeager (Vice ChairMike Sprinkle, Richard Carrillo, Shannon Bilbray-Axelrod, Howard Watts III, Shea Backus, Jim Wheeler, Glen Leavitt, Tom Roberts, John Ellison

Legislative Operations & Elections Sandra Jauregui (Chair), Ozzie Fumo (Vice ChairSkip Daly, Daniele Monroe-Moreno, William McCurdy II, Brittney Miller, Selena Torres, John Hambrick, Glen Leavitt, Tom Roberts

Natural Resources, Agriculture, & Mining Heidi Swank (Chair), Shannon Bilbray-Axelrod (Vice Chair) Maggie Carlton, Ozzie Fumo, Lesley Cohen, Alexander Assefa, Howard Watts III, Sarah Peters, Jim Wheeler, Robin Titus, John Ellison, Alexis Hansen

Taxation Dina Neal (Chair), Lesley Cohen (Vice Chair) Teresa Benitez-Thompson, Edgar Flores, Ellen Spiegel, Heidi Swank, Shea Backus, Susan Martinez, Chris Edwards, Al Kramer

Michael Lyle
Michael Lyle (MJ to some) has been a journalist in Las Vegas for eight years.  He started his career at View Neighborhood News, the community edition of the Las Vegas Review-Journal. During his seven years with the R-J, he won several first place awards from the Nevada Press Association and was named its 2011 Journalist of Merit. He left the paper in 2017 and spent a year as a freelance journalist accumulating bylines anywhere from The Washington Post to Desert Companion. While he covers a range of topics from homelessness to the criminal justice system, he gravitates toward stories about race relations and LGBTQ issues. Born and mostly raised in Las Vegas, Lyle graduated from UNLV with a degree in Journalism and Media Studies. He is currently working on his master's in Communications through an online program at Syracuse University. In his spare time, Lyle cooks through Ina Garten recipes in hopes of one day becoming the successor to the Barefoot Contessa throne. When he isn’t cooking (or eating), he also enjoys reading, running and re-watching episodes of “Parks and Recreation.” He is also in the process of learning kickboxing.

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