House Speaker-designate Paul Thissen announced the Minnesota House of Representatives committee assignments for the 2013-14 biennium, selecting state Rep.-elect Joe Radinovich, DFL-Crosby, to serve on the Early Childhood and Youth Development Policy, Education Finance, and Housing Finance and Policy Committees.
“I’m honored to be serving on these important committees and looking forward to working on one of our most important issues — the educating and development of our children,” said Radinovich. “Years of inadequate investment have left our schools and our children without the resources they need to succeed. In Crosby-Ironton, we’ve lost our Gifted and Talented program, have no librarians, teach just one language and have made major cuts to technical education, choir, band and art programs. We have to make a change.
“Great schools lead to a growing economy and a growing middle class,” he said. “Our public schools need adequate funding so that our children have an equal opportunity for success. We have great challenges, but great opportunities as well and I’m ready to get to work.”
Radinovich is a fourth-generation Cuyuna Ranger and an avid outdoorsman. He is a member of the Cuyuna Lakes and Aitkin Chambers of Commerce, the Minnesota Farmers Union, Ducks Unlimited and several community and interest organizations. He owns a home in Crosby and has been active with Kinship Partners for more than four years.
The legislative session is scheduled to begin Jan. 8, 2013.