NCSL Standing Committee Officers

9/22/2020

Introduction

The work of the NCSL Standing Committees is guided by legislators and staff officers appointed by the NCSL President, President-elect and staff chair.  The overall standing committee officers proviide general direction to the Standing Committees, with one of the overall legislator co-chairs presiding over the annual business meeting. The legislator co-chairs and staff co-chairs of each committee share in guiding the committee’s activities and share in presiding over committee programs, with the understanding that a legislator officer presides over consideration of policy directives and resolutions. Both work closely with the NCSL staff assigned to the committee to plan programs and develop and implement outreach strategies. Although the legislator co-chairs have a preeminent role in guiding the committee’s lobbying activities, the staff co-chairs will participate in these discussions as appropriate.  Both legislators and staff officers serve a two year term. 

Overall Standing Committee Officers

rep barbara ballard, kansasCo-Chair

Representative Barbara Ballard

Kansas

sen wayne harper, utahCo-Chair

Senator Wayne Harper

Utah

lonnie edgar, mississippiStaff Co-Chair

Lonnie Edgar

Mississippi

Staff Co-Chairjennifer jones, texas

Jennifer Jones

Texas

monique Appeaning, louisianaStaff Vice Chair

Monique Appeaning

Louisiana

john bjornson, north dakotaStaff Vice Chair

John Bjornson

North Dakota

kc norwalk, indianaStaff Vice Chair

K.C. Norwalk

Indiana

esther van mourik, coloradoStaff Vice Chair

Esther van Mourik

Colorado

NCSL Budgets and Revenue Committee

representative John Macco, WisconsinCo-Chair
Representative John J. Macco
Wisconsin

Rhode Island Rep. Marvin AbneyCo-Chair

Representative Marvin L. Abney

Rhode Island

Vermont Rep. Janet AncelVice Chair

Representative Janet Ancel

Vermont

Staff Co-Chair

Mary Ann Cleary

Michigan

nandana kalupahanaStaff Co-Chair
Nandana Kalupahana

Hawaii

Scott Grosz, WisconsinStaff Vice Chair

Scott Grosz

Wisconsin

katherine halloran, kentuckyStaff Vice Chair

Katherine Halloran

Kentucky

Michael Landrigan, New HampshireStaff Vice Chair

Michael J. Landrigan

New Hampshire

Anthony Sammons, OklahomaStaff Vice Chair

Anthony Sammons

Oklahoma

Shonda Stallworth, AlabamaStaff Vice Chair

Shonda Stallworth
Alabama

Blake Travis, GeorgiaStaff Vice Chair

Blake Travis

Georgia

rebecca wassermanStaff Vice Chair

Rebecca Wasserman

Vermont

NCSL Communications, Financial Services & Interstate Commerce Committee

Sen. David S. Carlucci, New YorkCo-Chair

Senator David S. Carlucci

New York

Rep. Matt Lehman, IndianaCo-Chair

Representative Matt Lehman

Indiana

sen rosalyn baker, hawaiiVice Chair

Senator Rosalyn H. Baker

Hawaii

brian patrick kennedyVice Chair

Representative Brian Patrick Kennedy

Rhode Island

adam koenig, kentuckyVice Chair

Representative Adam Koenig

Kentucky

kelly edwards, indianaStaff Co-Chair

Kelly J. Edwards

Indiana

Sean McSpaden, OregonStaff Co-Chair

Sean McSpaden

Oregon

Catherine Benham, VermontStaff Vice Chair

Catherine Benham

Vermont

Blake Doss, GeorgiaStaff Vice Chair

Blake Doss

Georgia

 

NCSL Education Committee

Sen. Kimberly A. Lightford, IllinoisCo-Chair

Senator Kimberly A. Lightford

Illinois

Rep. Wendy Horman, IdahoCo-Chair

Representative Wendy Horman

Idaho

Rep. Sondra Erickson, MinnesotaVice Chair

Representative Sondra Erickson

Minnesota

Sen. Eddie D. Melton, IndianaVice Chair

Senator Eddie D. Melton

Indiana

Sen. Mimi Stewart, New MexicoVice Chair

Senator Mimi Stewart

New Mexico

cortney georgeStaff Co-Chair

Cortney George

Georgia

dwan johnson, mississippiStaff Co-Chair

Dwan Quenson Johnson

Mississippi

NCSL Health and Human Services Committee

Sen. Mattie Hunter, IlinoisCo-Chair

Senator Mattie Hunter

Illinois

Rep April C. Weaver, AlabamaCo-Chair

Representative April C. Weaver

Alabama

Rep Frederick D. Moore, MontanaVice Chair

Representative Frederick D. Moore

Montana

Tamara Dodge, WisconsinStaff Co-Chair

Tamara Dodge

Wisconsin

Drew Murray, LouisianaStaff Co-Chair

Drew Murray

Louisiana

Tara Boockholdt, GeorgiaStaff Vice Chair

Tara Boockholdt

Georgia

Clare Tobin Lence, UtahStaff Vice Chair

Clare Tobin Lence

Utah

Jeff Lunardi, VaStaff Vice Chair

Jeff Lunardi

Virginia

charles sallee, New MexicoStaff Vice Chair

Charles Sallee

New Mexico

johanna wakelin, massachusettsStaff Vice Chair

Johanna Wakelin

Massachusetts

NCSL Labor and Economic Development Committee

assemblymember maggie a carlton, nevadaCo-Chair

Assemblymember Maggie A. Carlton

Nevada

del. terry g kilgore, virginiaCo-Chair

Delegate Terry G. Kilgore

Virginia

rep rafael m anchia, texasVice Chair

Representative Rafael M. Anchia

Texas

del. talmadge branch, marylandVice Chair

Delegate Talmadge Branch

Maryland

sen becky duncan massey, tennVice Chair

Senator Becky Duncan Massey

Tennessee

katherine schillStaff Co-Chair

Katherine B. Schill

Minnesota

andrea wilko utahStaff Co-Chair

Andrea Wilko

Utah

holly lyons, iowaStaff Vice Chair

Holly M. Lyons

Iowa

liz mahn, new jerseyStaff Vice Chair

Liz Mahn

New Jersey

travis moore, nebraskaStaff Vice Chair

Travis Moore

Nebraska

lisa widener, south carolinaStaff Vice Chair 

Lisa Widener

South Carolina

NCSL Law, Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee

rep roger e goodman, washingtonCo-Chair

Representative Roger E. Goodman

Washington

rep eric hutchings, utahCo-Chair

Representative Eric Hutchings

Utah

gerald malloy, south carolinaVice Chair

Senator Gerald Malloy

South Carolina

elgie sims illinoisVice Chair

Senator Elgie R. Sims Jr.

Illinois

rep barry usher, montanaVice Chair

Representative Barry Usher

Montana

sen whitney westerfield, kentuckyVice Chair

Senator Whitney H. Westerfield

Kentucky

Staff Co-Chair

Patrick Guinan

Nevada

Staff Vice Chair

Jimmetta Gourdine

Alabama

sean hamel, north carolinaStaff Vice Chair

Sean Hamel

North Carolina

Staff Vice Chair

Robert Maldonado

South Carolina

Staff Vice Chair 

Michael Queensland

Wisconsin

NCSL Natural Resources & Infrastructure Committee

rep stephen g handy, utahCo-Chair

Representative Stephen G. Handy

Utah

rep andrew j mclean, maineCo-Chair

Representative Andrew J. McLean

Maine

rep jennifer james arndt, coloradoVice Chair

Representative Jennifer James Arndt

Colorado

elaine bowers, kansasVice Chair

Senator Elaine S. Bowers

Kansas

chuck mcgrady, north carolinaVice Chair

Representative Chuck McGrady

North Carolina

Staff Co-Chair

jason powellJason Powell

Virginia

brandon white, kyStaff Co-Chair

Brandon White

Kentucky

matt becker, coloradoStaff Vice Chair

Matt Becker

Colorado

 

Staff Vice Chair

Gene Hogan

South Carolina

NCSL Redistricting and Elections Committee

Co-Chair

TBD

sen melanie a levesqueCo-Chair

Senator Melanie A. Levesque

New Hampshire

sen matt huffman, ohioVice Chair

Senator Matt Huffman

Ohio

sen adam morfeld, nebraskaVice Chair

Senator Adam Morfeld

Nebraska

frank strigari, ohioStaff Co-Chair

Frank Strigari

Ohio

jeff wiceStaff Co-Chair

Jeff M. Wice
New York

brian bean, utahStaff Vice Chair

Brian Bean

Utah

ben collins, mississippiStaff Vice Chair

Ben Collins

Mississippi

michelle davis, marylandStaff Vice Chair

Michelle Davis

Maryland

alexis stangl, minnesotaStaff Vice Chair

Alexis (Lexi) Stangl

Minnesota

rachel weiss, montanaStaff Vice Chair

Rachel Weiss

Montana