Stone Appointed Chair of Assembly Human Services Committee

For immediate release:

Sacramento - Assemblymember Mark Stone (D-Santa Cruz) has been named Chair of the Assembly Human Services Committee. The committee considers legislation regarding child welfare, adult foster care, CalWORKS, and developmental disability services.

"I'm pleased to continue my work to protect the most vulnerable Californians by serving as Chair of the Human Services Committee," said Stone. "I look forward to focusing on legislation to improve the lives of California's children, elderly, and disabled citizens."

Stone's appointment builds upon his previous work as a champion for disadvantaged children. As a Santa Cruz County Supervisor, Stone served on the Santa Cruz County First 5 Commission and the Santa Cruz County Child Welfare System Improvement Plan Steering Committee. During that time, he led an overhaul of the County's child welfare system, allowing disenfranchised youth of Santa Cruz County to have a voice in their future.

Stone was sworn in to represent the 29th Assembly District on December 3. His district includes includes the communities of Monterey, Marina, Pacific Grove, Sand City, Seaside, Capitola, Santa Cruz, Scotts Valley and a portion of San Jose.

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