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Education Committee

The Education Committee provides a forum in which legislators share emerging strategies for a wide range of education topics. A key area of discussion this year is P-20 education and its relationship to cultivating a strong workforce. Focus areas include STEM, technical education, lifelong learning models, course credit for military service, declining enrollment, social-emotional learning, and research-based outcomes, among others.

For more information on the committee, please contact Jonathan Lennartz, Policy Committee & Programs Coordinator.

Committee Leadership
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Assemblymember Kevin McCarty

California

Co-Chair

Kevin McCarty was elected to the California State Assembly in 2014 to represent the 7th Assembly District, which…

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Senator Ann Millner

Utah

Co-Chair

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Committee Roster

Alaska

  • Senator Tom Begich
  • Senator Roger Holland
  • Senator Gary Stevens
  • Representative Harriet Drummond
  • Representative Andrea Story
  • Senator Paul Boyer

California

  • Senator Rosilicie Ochoa Bogh
  • Assemblymember Steve Bennett
  • Assemblymember Jim Frazier
  • Assemblymember Alex Lee
  • Assemblymember Kevin McCarty
  • Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell
  • Assemblymember Thurston “Smitty” Smith

Colorado

  • Representative Cathy Kipp
  • Representative Barbara McLachlan
  • Representative Tonya Van Beber
  • Representative Mary Young

Hawaii

  • Senator Michelle N. Kidani
  • Representative Sonny Ganaden
  • Representative Cedric Asuega Gates
  • Representative Sharon E. Har
  • Representative Troy Hashimoto
  • Representative Jeanne Kapela
  • Representative Bertrand Kobayashi
  • Representative Sam Kong
  • Representative Gregg Takayama
  • Representative Justin Woodson

Idaho

  • Senator Dave Lent
  • Senator Janie Marcel Ward-Engelking
  • Representative Matthew “Matt” Bundy
  • Representative Lance W. Clow
  • Representative Gayann DeMordaunt
  • Representative Codi Galloway
  • Representative Wendy Horman
  • Representative Ryan Kerby
  • Representative Gary Marshall
  • Representative Chris Mathias
  • Representative Tony Wisniewski

Montana

  • Senator Edie L. McClafferty
  • Senator Shannon O’Brien
  • Senator Daniel Salomon
  • Senator Mark Sweeney
  • Senator Susan A. Webber
  • Representative Fred Anderson
  • Representative Marta Bertoglio
  • Representative Michele Binkley
  • Representative Moffie Funk
  • Representative Donavon Hawk
  • Representative Connie Keogh
  • Representative Scot Kerns
  • Representative Brandon Ler
  • Representative Wendy McKamey

New Mexico

  • Senator Craig Brandt
  • Senator Pete Campos
  • Senator David Gallegos
  • Senator Brenda Grace McKenna
  • Senator Michael Padilla
  • Senator Harold James Pope, Jr.
  • Senator Bill Soules
  • Senator Mimi Stewart
  • Representative Debra M. Sariñana

Nevada

  • Senator Moises (Mo) Denis
  • Senator Marilyn Dondero Loop
  • Assemblywoman Natha C. Anderson
  • Assemblywoman Shannon Bilbray-Axelrod
  • Assemblywoman Melissa Hardy
  • Assemblywoman Brittney Miller

Utah

  • Senator Ann Millner
  • Senator Kathleen Riebe
  • Representative Melissa Garff Ballard
  • Representative Dan Johnson
  • Representative Kelly B. Miles
  • Representative Jefferson Moss
  • Representative Susan Pulsipher
  • Representative Christine F. Watkins

Washington

  • Senator Lisa Wellman
  • Representative Lisa Callan
  • Representative Paul Harris
  • Representative Mari Leavitt
  • Representative Lillian Ortiz-Self
  • Representative My-Linh Thai

Wyoming

  • Senator RJ Kost
  • Representative Christopher Knapp
  • Representative Chip Neiman
Past Committee Rosters

2019-2020

Chair

Representative David Northrup
Wyoming

Vice Chair

Senator Mo Denis
Nevada


Alaska

  • Senator Tom Begich
  • Senator Gary Stevens
  • Representative Sara Rasmussen
  • Representative Andrea Story

Arizona

n/a

California

  • Assemblymember William Brough
  • Assemblymember Sabrian Cervantes
  • Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell
  • Assemblymember Christy Smith

Colorado

  • Senator Paul Lundeen
  • Senator Tammy Story
  • Representative Shannon Bird
  • Representative Cathy Kipp
  • Representative Colin Larson
  • Representative Barbara McLachlan
  • Representative Dafna Michaelson Jenet

Hawaii

  • Senator Donna Mercado Kim
  • Representative Henry Aquino
  • Representative Mark Hashem
  • Representative Dale Kobayashi
  • Representative Takashi Ohno
  • Representative Val Okimoto
  • Representative Amy Perruso
  • Representative David Tarnas
  • Representative Justin Woodson

Idaho

  • Senator Steven Thayn
  • Senator Dave Lent
  • Senator Dean Mortimer
  • Senator Janie Ward-Engelking
  • Representative Lance Clow
  • Representative Bill Goesling
  • Representative Ryan Kerby
  • Representative Jerald Raymond
  • Representative Ilana Rubel

Montana

  • Senator Edie McClafferty
  • Senator Daniel Salomon
  • Representative Fred Anderson
  • Representative Jade Bahr
  • Representative Barbara Bessette
  • Representative Tom Burnett
  • Representative Moffie Funk
  • Representative Bruce Grubbs
  • Representative Connie Keogh
  • Representative Wendy McKamey
  • Representative Sue Vinton
  • Representative Jonathan Windy Boy

Nevada

  • Senator Mo Denis
  • Senator Marilyn Dondero Loop
  • Assemblywoman Brittney Miller
  • Assemblywoman Connie Munk
  • Assemblywoman Jill Tolles
  • Assemblywoman Selena Torres

New Mexico

  • Senator Pete Campos
  • Senator Gay Kernan
  • Senator Mark Moores
  • Senator Michael Padilla
  • Senator Sander Rue
  • Senator Bill Soules
  • Senator Mimi Stewart
  • Representative Natalie Figueroa
  • Representative Joy Garratt
  • Representative Debra Sariñana
  • Representative Sheryl Williams Stapleton
  • Representative Elizabeth Thomson

Oregon

  • Senator Rob Wagner
  • Representative Janeen Sollman

Utah

  • Senator Jacob Anderegg
  • Senator Lincoln Fillmore
  • Senator Keith Grover
  • Senator Lyle Hillyard
  • Senator Dan McCay
  • Senator Ann Millner
  • Senator Kathleen Riebe
  • Senator Jerry Stevenson
  • Senator Dan Thatcher
  • Senator Evan Vickers
  • Senator Ron Winterton
  • Representative Jeff Moss

Washington

  • Representative Lisa Callan
  • Representative Mari Leavitt
  • Representative My-Linh Thai

Wyoming

  • Senator Henry Coe
  • Representative David Northrup
  • Representative Jerry Paxton

2017-2018

Chair

Senator Bill Soules
New Mexico

Vice Chair

Representative Bradley Last
Utah


Alaska

  • Senator Berta Gardner
  • Senator Gary Stevens
  • Senator Bill Wielechowski
  • Representative Harriet Drummond

Arizona

  • Representative Rusty Bowers
  • Representative Paul Boyer
  • Representative Jill Norgaard
  • Representative Michelle Udall

California

  • Senator Ben Allen
  • Assemblymember William Brough
  • Assemblymember Jacqui Irwin
  • Assemblymember Evan Low
  • Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell

Colorado

  • Senator Bob Gardner
  • Senator Owen Hill
  • Senator Vicki Marble
  • Senator Michael Merrifield
  • Senator Tim Neville
  • Senator Kevin Priola
  • Senator Jack Tate
  • Senator Nancy Todd
  • Senator Angela Williams
  • Senator Rachel Zenzinger
  • Representative Dafna Michaelson Jenet

Hawaii

  • Representative Sharon Har
  • Representative Mark Hashem
  • Representative Daniel Holt
  • Representative Aaron Ling Johanson
  • Representative Angus McKelvey
  • Representative Mark Nakashima
  • Representative Calvin Say
  • Representative Justin Woodson

Idaho

  • Senator Dean Mortimer
  • Senator Bob Nonini
  • Senator Jim Patrick
  • Representative Lance Clow
  • Representative Ryan Kerby
  • Representative Ilana Rubel
  • Representative Julie VanOrden

Montana

  • Senator Dee Brown
  • Senator Ed Buttrey
  • Senator Edie McClafferty
  • Senator Dan Salomon
  • Senator Jason Small
  • Senator Gene Vuckovich
  • Representative Kimberly Dudik
  • Representative Moffie Funk
  • Representative Denise Hayman
  • Representative Mike Hopkins
  • Representative Wendy McKamey
  • Representative Andrea Olsen
  • Representative Brad Tschida
  • Representative Jonathan Windy Boy

Nevada

  • Senator Patricia Farley
  • Senator Mo Denis
  • Senator Scott Hammond
  • Senator Pat Spearman
  • Senator Joyce Woodhouse
  • Assemblywoman Amber Joiner
  • Assemblywoman Brittney Miller
  • Assemblywoman Dina Neal
  • Assemblyman Tyrone Thompson
  • Assemblywoman Melissa Woodbury

New Mexico

  • Senator Pete Campos
  • Senator Mark Moores
  • Senator Howie Morales
  • Senator John Pinto
  • Senator Sander Rue
  • Senator Clemente Sanchez
  • Senator Bill Soules
  • Senator Mimi Stewart
  • Representative Patricia Roybal Caballero
  • Representative Debra M. Sarinana
  • Representative Sheryl W. Stapleton
  • Representative Elizabeth Thomson

Oregon

  • Representative Teresa Alonso León
  • Representative Janeen Sollman

Utah

  • Senator Lincoln Fillmore
  • Senator Ann Millner
  • Senator Evan Vickers
  • Senator Todd Weiler
  • Representative Joel Briscoe
  • Representative Bruce Cutler
  • Representative Bradley Last
  • Representative Derrin Owens
  • Representative Jon Stanard

Washington

  • Senator Guy Palumbo
  • Representative Larry Haler
  • Representative Norm Johnson

Wyoming

  • Senator Affie Ellis
  • Representative Albert Sommers
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