Rep. Hernandez named Chair of Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation

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State Representative Shane Hernandez has been selected by Speaker Tom Leonard to serve on five House committees during the 99th Legislature, including an appointment to Chair the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation.

Hernandez, R-Port Huron, will also serve on the House Appropriation Subcommittees for:  School Aid, the Department of Natural Resources, and the Department of State Police.  In addition to his work on the Appropriations Committee, Leonard has asked Hernandez to be a part of the Joint Committee of Administrative Rules, which provides legislative oversight of administrative rules proposed by state agencies.

“I am honored and humbled that Speaker Leonard asked me to be so involved with the appropriations process,” Hernandez said.  “I look forward to finding ways in which we can provide Michigan citizens the services they deserve while being responsible stewards of taxpayer dollars.”

Hernandez attended Lawrence Technological University in Southfield prior to becoming Vice-President of design at a boutique architectural firm in Port Huron.

“Michigan Taxpayers deserve to know that their hard earned money is being spent in a responsible way,” Hernandez said. “I look forward to working with my colleagues to find ways where we can increase transparency, efficiencies, and accountability in all aspects of state government.  My primary objective as Chair of the Transportation Subcommittee will be to ensure as much transportation funding as possible goes directly to improving Michigan roads and is not diverted to other uses.”

House committees review all legislation that affects their issue area and make recommendations as to whether the full House should take up the bills.

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About Rep. Hernandez:

State Representative Hernandez grew up in Croswell and now lives in Port Huron with his wife Renee and two children, Kelsey and Kara. Hernandez credits his family upbringing for his conservative principles. His father, Salvador Hernandez Jr., worked his way up from general laborer to boiler operator at the Croswell pickle factory.  Hernandez witnessed firsthand that hard work and determination can lead to success.  Rep. Hernandez can be reached at (517) 373-0835, or for more information, you can follow him on facebook here.