CHICAGO – State Rep. Michael Stinziano, a former election official who has worked diligently on economic development issues, is participating in two key panels at the National Conference of State Legislatures as the group’s annual convention gets underway here this week Stinziano, a Columbus Democrat, has been appointed to serve on the Labor and Economic Development as well as the Redistricting and Elections committees at NCSL.
“I am honored to have the opportunity to contribute to an organization committed to improving our state legislatures and to serve my fellow legislators in my capacity as a member of these two committees,” Stinziano said.
“I believe that my experience as Director of the Franklin County Board of Elections and my time spent serving on the House State Government and Elections Committee allow me to bring a unique perspective to the Redistricting and Elections Committee. Furthermore, economic development has been one of my top priorities and I look forward to working with my colleagues on the Labor and Economic Development Committee at NCSL to further address issues such as unemployment and neighborhood revitalization.”
The National Conference of State Legislatures is a bipartisan organization that is led by legislators and staff from all 50 states and territories. The NCSL aims to improve the quality and effectiveness of state legislatures, promote policy innovation and communication amongst states, and to give states one, cohesive voice in the federal government.
There are twelve standing committees, including the two to which Stinziano has been appointed.
The Labor and Economic Development Committee addresses issues related to labor, employment, workforce and economic development, and international trade and cultural affairs.
The Redistricting and Elections Committee focuses on redistricting, election law and campaign regulation, including legal, technical, and political issues, the conduct of elections, and the regulation of campaign finance.