Assemblyman Blankenbush assigned to tourism, small business committees
Friday, January 7, 2011 - 9:15 am

122nd District Assemblyman Ken Blankenbush received his Assembly committee assignments this week, with appointments to the Corporations, Authorities and Commissions Committee, the Tourism, Parks, Arts and Sports Development Committe, and the Small Business Committee.

In addition, Blankenbush was appointed Ranking Member of the Assembly Agriculture Committee, making him the highest ranking Republican on that committee.

As Ranking Member, Blankenbush plans on holding a series of listening forums on agriculture issues throughout the district. More details regarding these meetings will be announced.

“I am very pleased with my committee assignments, as I believe they accurately represent both my professional background and the needs and characteristics of my district,” said Blankenbush. “In addition, I am especially pleased to be appointed Ranking Member of the Assembly Agriculture Committee. Agriculture is the backbone of the economy and the lifeblood of the communities here in the 122nd Assembly District. I am eager to get to work on this committee and to be the voice in Albany for the farmers and agribusinesses of this district.”