HARTFORD - Preparing for his third term in the General Assembly, State Representative Tim LeGeyt (R-17), of Avon and Canton was reappointed as Ranking Member of the Higher Education and Employment Advancement Committee by House Republican Leader Larry Cafero. LeGeyt taught in the Canton school system for 33 years and also has a law degree.
"I'm honored to have been reappointed by Rep. Cafero as the leading House Republican on the Higher Education Committee for the upcoming legislative session. I look forward to working with committee members in a balanced approach that will bring about meaningful reforms to enhance the quality of the state's higher education system," said LeGeyt.
The Higher Education Committee has oversight of all matters relating to public and independent colleges and universities, the Department of Higher Education, the Board of Governors of Higher Education, various education and job training institutions and programs, and the Office of Workforce Competitiveness.
Rep. LeGeyt also announced his other committee assignments for the 2013-2015 legislative session. He will continue to serve on the Education Committee, and will also serve on both the Banks & Appropriations Committees for the upcoming two year term.
The 2013 Legislative Session began on Wednesday, January 9, at 10:00am. Rep. LeGeyt took the oath of office and was sworn in by Secretary of State Denise Merrill in the State House Chamber. He then participated in a Joint Convention of both the House of Representatives and Senate as Gov. Dannel Malloy addressed lawmakers about the 2013 Session. Rep. LeGeyt was first elected to the State House in 2008.