Bay Area Reporter: Political Notes: CA LGBTQ lawmakers return to work

Serving with Eggman on the natural resources and water committee will be newly elected gay Senator John Laird (D-Santa Cruz). He formerly served in the state Assembly until being termed out in 2008 to then join the administration of former governor Jerry Brown as the state's secretary for natural resources.

Laird will chair the Senate's budget subcommittee #1 on education and be vice chair of the Joint Legislative Audit Committee. He will also be a member of the appropriation; budget and fiscal review; judiciary; and labor, public employment, and retirement committees.

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