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Public Safety Committee

The Public Safety Committee provides a forum in which legislators can exchange information and ideas on relevant policy topics at all levels of government. It represents state government on key regional and national issues, promotes the importance of public safety concerns, and works toward collaborative solutions to strengthen the west.

For more information on the committee, please contact Shilpa Patel, Policy Committee & Programs Coordinator.

Committee Leadership
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Representative Rick Lewis

Oregon

Co-Chair

Representative Rick Lewis was appointed to represent House District 18 in February 2017 and elected to the seat…

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Committee Roster

Alaska

  • Senator Peter Micciche
  • Representative Matt Claman

Arizona

  • Senator Wendy Rogers

California

  • Senator Steven Bradford
  • Senator Rosilicie Ochoa Bogh
  • Senator Scott Wiener
  • Assemblymember Rebecca Bauer-Kahan
  • Assemblymember Isaac G. Bryan
  • Assemblymember Cristina Garcia
  • Assemblymember Bill Quirk

Colorado

  • Representative Monica Duran

Hawaii

  • Senator Clarence K. Nishihara
  • Representative Sonny Ganaden
  • Representative Takashi Ohno

Idaho

  • Representative Barbara Ehardt
  • Representative Brooke Green
  • Representative Lauren Necochea
  • Representative Jon O. Weber

Montana

  • Senator Jen Gross
  • Senator Diane Sands
  • Representative Marta Bertoglio
  • Representative Derek Harvey
  • Representative Kerri Seekins-Crowe
  • Representative Lola Sheldon-Galloway
  • Representative Rynalea Whiteman Pena

New Mexico

  • Senator Gregory Baca
  • Senator Craig Brandt
  • Senator Daniel A. Ivey-Soto
  • Senator Peter Wirth
  • Representative Kelly K. Fajardo
  • Representative Harry Garcia
  • Representative Joshua Nathaniel Hernandez
  • Representative Antonio Maestas
  • Representative William “Bill” R. Rehm

Nevada

  • Assemblywoman Rochelle T. Nguyen
  • Assemblyman Tom Roberts
  • Assemblyman Steve Yeager

Oregon

  • Senator Chris Gorsek
  • Senator James I. Manning, Jr.
  • Senator Elizabeth Steiner Hayward
  • Representative Rick Lewis

Utah

  • Senator Wayne A. Harper
  • Senator Don L. Ipson
  • Senator Jani Iwamoto
  • Senator Karen Mayne
  • Senator Kathleen Riebe
  • Representative Matthew Gwynn
  • Representative Karianne Lisonbee
  • Representative A. Cory Maloy
  • Representative Mike Schultz
  • Representative Ryan D. Wilcox

Washington

  • Senator Manka Dhingra
  • Senator John Lovick
  • Representative Lauren Davis
  • Representative Gina Mosbrucker
  • Representative Tina L. Orwall

Wyoming

  • Senator Tim Salazar
  • Representative Rachel Rodriguez-Williams
  • Representative Robert Wharff
Past Committee Rosters

2019-2020

Chair

Representative Sherry Appleton
Washington

Vice Chair

Representative Chuck Kopp
Alaska


Alaska

  • Senator Peter Micciche
  • Representative Matt Claman
  • Representative Chuck Kopp
  • Representative George Rauscher

Arizona

n/a

California

  • Assemblymember Rebecca Bauer-Kahan
  • Assemblymember Sydney Kamlager
  • Assemblymember Bill Quirk
  • Assemblymember Burry Wicks

Colorado

  • Senator John Cooke
  • Senator Pete Lee
  • Representative Monica Duran
  • Representative Tom Sullivan
  • Representative Kerry Tipper

Hawaii

  • Senator Clarence Nishihara
  • Representative Cedric Gates
  • Representative Troy Hashimoto
  • Representative Bob McDermott
  • Representative Gregg Takayama

Idaho

  • Senator Don Cheatham
  • Representative Greg Chaney
  • Representative Barbara Ehardt

Montana

  • Senator Duane Ankney
  • Senator John Esp
  • Senator Jen Gross
  • Senator Margaret MacDonald
  • Senator Frank Smith
  • Representative Edward Buttrey
  • Representative Geraldine Custer
  • Representative Frank Garner
  • Representative Derek Harvey
  • Representative Ryan Lynch

Nevada

  • Senator James Ohrenschall
  • Assemblywoman Daniele Monroe-Moreno
  • Assemblywoman Rochelle Nguyen
  • Assemblyman Tom Roberts
  • Assemblyman Steve Yeager

New Mexico

  • Senator Daniel Ivey-Soto
  • Senator Richard Martinez
  • Senator William Payne
  • Senator Peter Wirth
  • Representative Anthony Allison

Oregon

  • Senator Ginny Burdick
  • Senator Elizabeth Steiner Hayward
  • Representative Rick Lewis
  • Representative Janeen Sollman

Utah

  • Senator Wayne Harper
  • Senator Lyle Hillyard
  • Senator Don Ipson
  • Senator Jani Iwamoto
  • Senator Karen Mayne
  • Senator Dan Thatcher
  • Senator Todd Weiler
  • Senator Ron Winterton
  • Representative Paul Ray

Washington

  • Senator Keith Wagoner
  • Representative Sherry Appleton
  • Representative Lauren Davis
  • Representative John Lovick
  • Representative Gina Mosbrucker
  • Representative Tina Orwall

Wyoming

  • Representative Dan Kirkbride

2015-2016

Chair

Senator Wayne Niederhauser
Utah

Vice Chair

Representative Kimberly Dudik
Montana


Alaska

  • Senator Bill Stoltze

Arizona

  • Representative Sonny Borrelli
  • Representative Noel Campbell
  • Representative Anthony Kern

California

  • Assembly Member Kansen Chu
  • Assembly Member Jim Cooper
  • Assembly Member Tom Lackey
  • Assembly Member Melissa Melendez
  • Senator Loni Hancock

Colorado

  • Senator Ellen Roberts
  • Senator Kevin Lundberg
  • Senator John Cooke
  • Senator Lucia Guzman
  • Senator Mike Merrifield
  • Senator Morgan Carroll
  • Representative John Buckner
  • Representative Terri Carver
  • Representative Lois Court
  • Representative Timothy Dore
  • Representative Mike Foote
  • Representative Daniel Kagan
  • Representative Polly Lawrence
  • Representative Pete Lee
  • Representative Paul Lundeen
  • Representative Brittany Pettersen
  • Representative Joseph A. Salazar
  • Representative Kevin Van Winkle
  • Representative Yeulin Willett

Hawaii

  • Representative Gregg Takayama
  • Representative Andria Tupola
  • Representative Kyle Yamashita
  • Senator Will Espero

Idaho

  • Representative Patrick McDonald
  • Representative Mark Nye
  • Representative Christy Perry
  • Representative Rich Wills

Montana

  • Representative Kimberly Dudik
  • Representative Steve Lavin
  • Representative Margaret “Margie” MacDonald
  • Representative Carolyn Pease-Lopez
  • Representative Tom Steenberg
  • Representative Daniel Zolnikov
  • Senator Kristin Hansen
  • Senator Doug Kary
  • Senator JP Pomnichowski
  • Senator Scott Sales
  • Senator Diane Sands
  • Senator Fred Thomas

Nevada

  • Speaker John Hambrick
  • Assembly Member Erven Nelson
  • Assembly Member James Ohrenschall
  • Assembly Member Philip P.K. O’Neill
  • Assembly Member Jim Wheeler
  • Senator Patricia Farley
  • Senator Scott Hammond
  • Senator Becky Harris
  • Senator Mark A. Manendo
  • Senator David Parks
  • Senator Richard “Tick” Segerblom

New Mexico

  • Representative Eliseo Lee Alcon
  • Representative Zachary Cook
  • Representative William Rehm
  • Representative Patricio Ruiloba
  • Senator Daniel Ivey-Soto
  • Senator Richard Martinez
  • Senator William Payne
  • Senator Lisa Torraco
  • Senator Peter Wirth

Oregon

  • Senator Ginny Burdick
  • Senator Jacki Winters

Utah

  • Representative Angela Romero
  • Representative Don Ipson
  • Representative Lee Perry
  • Senator Jani Iwamoto
  • Senate President Wayne Niederhauser

Washington

  • Representative Sherry Appleton
  • Representative Roger Goodman
  • Representative Brad Klippert
  • Representative Gina McCabe
  • Representative Luis Moscoso

Wyoming

  • Representative Bill Pownall
  • Representative Andy Schwartz
  • Senator Paul Barnard
  • Senator Leland Christensen
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2020 Virtual Annual Meeting

Due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, CSG West hosted a first of its kind virtual Annual…

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74th CSG West Annual Meeting

Mark your calendar for the 74th CSG West Annual Meeting to be hosted September 28 – October 1,…

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CSG West Chair-Elect Gipson Convenes “It Takes a Village” Gun & Gang Violence Conference

On April 8-9, in response to recent shootings in his district, Assemblymember Mike Gipson, CSG West chair-elect,…

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Western states enhance efforts to locate missing indigenous women and persons

The Washington State Legislature recently passed House Bill 1725, establishing a statewide alert system to locate and identify…

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