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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 Lily Morgan

Oregon

Co-Chair

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Senator Matt Claman

Alaska

Co-Chair

Committee Roster

Alaska

  • Senator Matt Claman
  • Representative Laddie Shaw

Arizona

  • (Presently None)

California

  • Senator Steve Bradford
  • Senator Aisha Wahab
  • Assemblymember Isaac Bryan
  • Assemblymember Reggie Jones-Sawyer
  • Assemblymember Tom Lackey
  • Assemblymember Alex Lee
  • Assemblymember Tina McKinnor
  • Assemblymember Blanca Pacheco

Colorado

  • Senator Julie Gonzales
  • Senator Robert Rodriguez
  • Senator Bob Gardner
  • Senator Dylan Roberts

Hawaii

  • Senator Brandon J. C. Elefante
  • Senator Glenn Wakai
  • Representative Cory M. Chun
  • Representative Mark J. Hashem
  • Representative Kanani Souza
  • Representative Gregg Takayama
  • Representative David A. Tarnas

Idaho

  • Senator Carl Bjerke
  • Senator Melissa Wintrow

Montana

  • (Presently None)

New Mexico

  • Senator Gregory Baca
  • Senator Craig Brandt
  • Senator Daniel Ivey-Soto
  • Senator Antonio Maestas
  • Senator Peter Wirth

Nevada

  • Assemblywoman Brittney Miller
  • Assemblyman P.K. O’Neill
  • Assemblyman David Orentlicher
  • Assemblywoman Shondra Summers-Armstrong

Oregon

  • Representative Lily Morgan

Utah

  • Senator Wayne A. Harper
  • Senator Don L. Ipson
  • Senator Stephanie Pitcher
  • Senator Kathleen Riebe
  • Representative Jefferson Burton
  • Representative Matthew Gwynn
  • Representative Ryan Wilcox

Washington

  • Senator Manka Dhingra
  • Senator John Lovick
  • Representative Gina Mosbrucker
  • Representative Tarra Simmons
  • Representative My-Linh Thai

Wyoming

  • Representative Rachel Rodriguez-Williams
  • Representative Jeanette Ward
Past Committee Rosters

2021-2022

Co-Chair

Representative Rick Lewis
Oregon


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

Senator Dallas Harris
Senator Pat Spearman
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

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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