Tuesday, January 11, 2011

New Sen. Aguilar gets committee assignments

The newest state senator got her committee assignments Monday.

Democrat Irene Aguilar of Denver, who was recently appointed to replace Denver mayoral candidate Chris Romer, will serve on three committees: Business, Labor and Technology, Health and Human Services, and Local Government and Energy.

She will be vice-chair of the Business, Labor, and Technology committee.

A physician and a mother of three children, including a developmentally disabled daughter, Aguilar was chosen in December by a Democratic vacancy committee to fill out the remainder of Romer's term representing Senate district 32. Romer had just been re-elected to his second term in the Senate in November.