Mohave's state lawmakers get committee assignments

PHOENIX - Arizona House of Representatives Speaker-elect David Gowan named members who will serve on standing committees for the 52nd Legislature.

Bills are assigned to one or more of the 19 House committees on first reading. Standing committees review bills and conduct inquiries as part of the early stages of the legislative process.

Rep. Sonny Borrelli, R-Lake Havasu City, was named chairman of Military Affairs and Public Safety, and vice chair of Judiciary. He's also on the Transportation and Infrastructure committee.

Rep. Gina Cobb, R-Kingman, was named to Agriculture, Water and Lands; Children and Family Affairs; and Health.

"This is a promising Legislature, and these committee assignments, and their leaders, will make Arizona a better place to live and work as we enter 2015," Gowan said. "There are great opportunities for the state ahead, and with the new governor taking office, we have the ability to build excellent relationships to move Arizona forward.

"I believe these members are willing to serve their constituents, and each other, to the best of their abilities."

In the state Senate, Sen. Kelli Ward, R-Lake Havasu City, will head the Senate Education Committee.