Posted on December 4, 2020 by Admin
HARTFORD—House Republican Leader-elect Vincent Candelora on Friday announced his reappointment of state Rep. Jay Case as Ranking Member of the legislature’s Human Services Committee.
“Given the far-reaching impact the pandemic has had on our state’s residents, this committee’s work could be more critical than ever. Jay’s appreciation for the real-life consequences of this committee’s work, combined with his deep understanding the state budget, makes him the right individual to help guide our caucus policies in matters connected to our state’s social safety net,” Candelora said. “Keeping Jay in this role has been among the easiest decisions I’ve had to make.”
The legislature’s Human Services Committee has cognizance over matters pertaining to the Department of Social Services as well as institutions under that agency’s umbrella. It also covers issues tied to the Office of Protection and Advocacy for Persons with Disabilities and the Department of Rehabilitative Services.
“I appreciate the faith Rep. Candelora and my caucus colleagues have placed in me, and I look forward to getting back to work on this committee whose actions can have a profound impact on our state’s most vulnerable residents,” said Case, who serves the 63rd Assembly District covering Winchester, Colebrook, and parts of Torrington and Goshen.
In addition to the Human Services Committee, he will also serve on the Higher Education, and Aging Committees.
Candelora went on to say, “With increasing frequency, Representative Case is a go-to guy on the House floor for colleagues who have questions about bills that are being debated–Jay usually has the answers people need. I value his ability react quickly in those moments, and giving him more responsibility makes perfect sense for our team.”
Case, of Winsted, was first elected to the legislature is 2012. In addition to his committee assignments, he will serve as a Caucus Whip. Case will continue his service as co-chairman of the legislature’s bipartisan ID/D Caucus, which brings state lawmakers together to discuss issues important to residents with and families of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.