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Unger named to state Senate committee

January 10, 2001

Unger named to state Senate committee



CHARLESTON, W.Va. - An Eastern Panhandle lawmaker was named Wednesday to a new state Senate committee on economic development in the West Virginia Legislature.

Sen. John Unger, D-Berkeley, was named to the Senate Select Committee on Economic Development by Senate President Earl Ray Tomblin, who created only the second select committee in the six years he's served as Senate president.

"Senator Unger started talking with me about the creation of this committee over a year ago," Tomblin said in a prepared release. "I am expecting him to play a leading role as this committee begins the important work of jobs creation and infrastructure development across our state."

"For the first time the Legislature will have a hands-on approach to solving many of the economic challenges facing our state - quality jobs creation and retention," said Unger, who is entering his second session in the state Senate from the 16th District.

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"There is no reason we cannot turn things around, especially in southern West Virginia, and I believe this committee will be the tool to build tomorrow's economy and give all of us the tools for personal and collective success," Unger said. "I am not just looking for success - I fully expect it to happen."

Tomblin said the committee will oversee the state's economic development programs.

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