New Assemblyman Named Vice Chair of State Committee on Jobs, Economy

Assembly Member Travis Allen, who represents Los Al, Seal Beach and fountain Valley also named to four other committees.

Los Alamitos, Seal Beach and Fountain Valley’s rookie Assemblyman landed a choice legislative committee appointment that focuses on California’s economy and job creation.

Assemblyman Travis Allen (R-Huntington Beach) has been appointed vice-chair of the Assembly Committee on Jobs, Economic Development, and the Economy for the 2012-14 legislative session by Assembly Speaker John Perez, Allen announced Thursday.  

“As vice-chair, I will ensure that the committee does its part to fight for California businesses and to create good paying jobs,” Allen said in a written statement. “I look forward to taking this responsibility head on and I will work hard to achieve bipartisan solutions to the critical issues facing the committee.”

According to Allen, the committee primary jurisdictions include business advocacy in the state and the nation, California-Mexico relations, California overseas trade offices, development and expansion of new technologies and development of international high tech markets.

“Travis Allen is a successful local small business owner who understands how runaway government spending and overregulation hurts job creation in our state,” said Connie Conway, Assembly Republican Leader. “In his new role, he will be a strong champion for pro-growth, pro-jobs policies to get more Californians back to work and hold government bureaucrats accountable for hurting the economy.”

In addition, Allen was also named to the following committees:

  • Vice Chair – Accountability and Administrative Review
  • Banking and Finance
  • Utilities and Commerce
  • Assembly Legislative Ethics

Allen represents the new 72nd Assembly District, which includes the cities of Huntington Beach, Seal Beach, Fountain Valley, Garden Grove, Westminster, Los Alamitos, Santa Ana and the unincorporated communities of Rossmoor and Midway City.

Pete Finnerty January 06, 2013 at 12:44 AM
Ha! Politicians in CA do nothing to promote job growth. Why would this guy be any different? The only job creation going on here is the ridiculous amount og money these theifs get for being on these committees. Martinis and hookers is all SAC is good for.
met00 January 06, 2013 at 02:22 AM
Pete, you are missing the boat on this one. Allen beat back Mr. "on the take" Edgar to win the seat. He has never shown one iota of interest in furthering his political career (he had never help public office prior to deciding to run against Edgar and the machine). I have spoken to Allen on a number of occasions during his campaign about both education and jobs. While I am a hardcore progressive Democrat and he is a hardcore conservative Republican, it was refreshing to see that on both these topics we had more in common than we had differences. I look forward to he and Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva (who is on Education and has a deep interest in jobs) working together on these twin issues. They share a common district border and both are freshmen (although from two different parties). who most likely have more in common in these two areas than they have differences. Just because Travis Allen was elected to office doesn't make him your standard "politician". Give him a chance to pleasantly surprise you and I think he just may.
Pete Finnerty January 06, 2013 at 03:54 AM
Met00, I'm in met but you can understand I'm taking a guilty until proven innocent stance. :)


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