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As Chair of the Legislative Affairs Committee, I sponsored a resolution urging the state legislature to pass a tough new law cracking down on the theft of copper and other scrap metals. Such theft has become rampant locally in recent years, causing serious harm to the building industry and local CDCs, and hurting urban revitalization efforts. I gathered input from both sides, including industry leaders like Ron Belz and Marshall Gordon as well as representatives of local junk dealers and homeless advocates, and crafted a resolution which got all such stakeholders’ support and which passed unanimously.

This is just one example among many of innovative and important state legislative efforts I have supported in my role as Chair of the Legislative Affairs Committee.