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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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Representative Lance Clow

Idaho

Co-Chair

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Representative Cathy Kipp

Colorado

Co-Chair

Committee Roster

Alaska

  • (Presently None)

California

  • (Presently None)

Colorado

  • Representative Cathy Kipp

Hawaii

  • (Presently None)

Idaho

  • Representative Lance Clow

Montana

  • (Presently None)

New Mexico

  • (Presently None)

Nevada

  • (Presently None)

Oregon

  • (Presently None)

Utah

  • (Presently None)

Washington

  • (Presently None)

Wyoming

  • (Presently None)
Past Committee Rosters

2021-2022

Co-Chair

Assemblymember Kevin McCarty
California

Co-Chair

Senator Ann Millner
Utah


Alaska

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

Arizona

n/a

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 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

Nevada

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

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

Oregon

(Presently none)

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

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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