Rep. Edwards lands top committee assignments

COLUMBUS — State Representative Jay Edwards was named to several key legislative committees Friday, including the main budget-writing committee in the Ohio House of Representatives.

Edwards (R-Nelsonville) will be a member of the House Finance Committee, which will begin work on the new two-year state operating budget in March.

Edwards will also serve on the Finance Committee’s higher education subcommittee, which will focus on funding for the state’s public colleges and universities, as well as a separate standing committee on higher education.

“I’m grateful for the opportunity to serve on these important committees during the upcoming budget debate,” Edwards said. “I want to make sure Southeast Ohio’s voice is heard as the legislature works to craft a new budget for the state.”

Edwards was also named to the Public Utilities Committee, Commerce and Labor Committee, and the Rules Committee.

Earlier last week, Edwards was elected to the Ohio House majority leadership team.