WEYERS CAVE, Va.-- Del. R. Steven Landes, R-Weyers Cave, was today appointed by House Speaker William J. Howell, R-Stafford, as Vice Chairman of the House Appropriations Committee.
“I appreciate that Speaker Howell has shown great faith in me by allowing me the opportunity to serve as Vice Chairman of House Appropriations,” Landes said.
"As a member of the Committee since 2002, and a Budget Conferee since 2010, I look forward to working with Chairman Chris Jones, the Committee’s Subcommittee Chairmen, and Committee Staff to continue working on the many issues affecting Virginia’s budget. I pledge to be a faithful steward of our taxpayers’ monies.”
Along with this new assignment, Landes was recently appointed by Speaker Howell as Chairman of the House Education Committee.
He will begin his term as Chairman of Education and Vice Chairman of Appropriations beginning January 8, 2014, with the start of the 2014 Virginia General Assembly.
Landes represents the 25th House District, which includes parts of Albemarle, Augusta, and Rockingham Counties.
He was first elected in 1995 and is now serving his ninth term in the House.