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Speaker of the House Appoints Rep. Lyndon Carlson to Key Commissions

Thursday, February 17, 2005
State Rep. Lyndon Carlson PRESS RELEASE Minnesota House of Representatives Contact: Melissa Parker District 45B(651) 296-4255 (651) 296-8873 283 State Office Building, St. Paul, MN 55155 melissa.parker@house.mn February 17, 2005 SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE APPOINTS REP. LYNDON CARLSON TO KEY COMMISSIONS SAINT PAUL—Rep. Lyndon Carlson (DFL-Crystal) has been re-appointed to the Legislative Commission on Minnesota Resources (LCMR) and the Legislative Audit Commission. He was nominated to serve on both commissions by House DFL Leader Matt Entenza and appointed by Speaker of the House Steve Sviggum. Rep. Carlson said that he was proud to be asked to continue his service on the Legislative Commission on Minnesota Resources, a bipartisan commission tasked with making recommendations to the legislature regarding priorities for environment and natural resources projects across the state. The Commission works in conjunction with input from a Citizens Advisory Council, appointed by the Governor. "Our natural environment contributes to our quality of life in the state," said Carlson. "Protection of our environment, wildlife and natural resources is key for our tourist industry, a important driver in our state economy. More importantly, it is important to our families. I know I want my children and grandchildren to be able to enjoy the same quality of outdoor recreation that I have." Rep. Carlson will also continue his position on the Legislative Audit Commission. He said the reappointment complements his current membership on House committees. "I am currently serving on the Ways and Means Committee; the main responsibility of the committee is to set budget guidelines for finance divisions," said Carlson. "Serving on the Legislative Audit Commission is a natural fit with the additional oversight of agencies and programs the commission provides." As determined by state statute, Rep. Carlson will serve an additional two years on each commission. Rep. Carlson has served District 45B in the Minnesota House of Representatives since 1972. He lives in Crystal with his wife, Carole. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Social Studies from Mankato State University, and has done post-graduate work at Mankato State and St. Thomas University. Rep. Carlson encourages citizens to contact his office with any concerns or issues they would like to see addressed by the legislature. He can be reached at his office at 283 State Office Building, 100 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Blvd., Saint Paul, MN 55155, by phone at (651) 296-4255, or by e-mail at rep.lyndon.carlson@house.mn. -30-
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