ST. PAUL – State Rep. Lisa Demuth, R-Cold Spring, has accepted a pair of bipartisan legislative appointments for the 2019-20 biennium, including one to serve a task force on child protection.
The Legislative Task Force on Child Protection was created in 2015 to expand efforts regarding child welfare in Minnesota. It works with the Department of Human Services and others to establish and evaluate child protection grants and also identify areas within the child welfare system that need to be addressed by the Legislature.
“I am honored to serve with this task force so we can work on solutions to help protect little ones who may be in vulnerable situations,” Demuth said. “This is a major responsibility for us as a society and I look forward to lending my perspectives as we take on significant challenges.”
Demuth, a first-year House member, received the appointment from House Speaker Rep. Melissa Hortman, D-Brooklyn Park.
Demuth also has accepted a position with the P-20 Education Partnership, which “works collaboratively to maximize achievements of all students, from preschool through elementary, secondary, and postsecondary education, while promoting the efficient use of financial and human resources.”
Minority Leader Rep. Kurt Daudt, R-Crown, appointed Demuth to the position.
“This appointment will allow me to draw from my background with the ROCORI School Board,” Demuth said. “I once again am honored to be appointed to this position and welcome the opportunity to help give our children the best possible chance to achieve success in the classroom and in life.”