Topeka State Rep. Tom Sloan, R-Lawrence, on Tuesday was appointed chairman of the House Higher Education Committee.
Ã¢ÂÂHe is a natural fit to chair this important committee,Ã¢ÂÂ said House Speaker-elect Doug Mays, R-Topeka.
What follows is a look at other House committee chairmen named by Mays. All are Republicans. An Ã¢ÂÂxÃ¢ÂÂ designates a holdover chairman from the 2001 and 2002 sessions:
Ã¢ÂÂ¢ Agriculture: Dan Johnson, Hays (x).
Ã¢ÂÂ¢ Appropriations: Melvin Neufeld, Ingalls.
Ã¢ÂÂ¢ Commerce and Labor: Don Dahl, Hillsboro.
Ã¢ÂÂ¢ Corrections and Juvenile Justice: Ward Loyd, Garden City.
Ã¢ÂÂ¢ Economic Development: Kenny Wilk, Lansing.
Ã¢ÂÂ¢ Education: Kathe Decker, Clay Center.
Ã¢ÂÂ¢ Environment: Joann Freeborn, Concordia (x).
Ã¢ÂÂ¢ Ethics and Elections: Don Myers, Derby.
Ã¢ÂÂ¢ Federal and State Affairs: Bill Mason, El Dorado.
Ã¢ÂÂ¢ Financial Institutions: Ray Cox, Bonner Springs (x).
Ã¢ÂÂ¢ Health and Human Services: Jim Morrison, Colby.
Ã¢ÂÂ¢ Insurance: Patricia Barbieri-Lightner, Overland Park.
Ã¢ÂÂ¢ Judiciary: Mike OÃ¢ÂÂNeal, Hutchinson (x).
Ã¢ÂÂ¢ Local Government: Jene Vickrey, Louisburg.
Ã¢ÂÂ¢ Parks and Tourism: Becky Hutchins, Holton.
Ã¢ÂÂ¢ Rules and Journal: Tim Owens, Overland Park.
Ã¢ÂÂ¢ Taxation: John Edmonds, Great Bend (x).
Ã¢ÂÂ¢ Transportation: Gary Hayzlett, Lakin (x).
Ã¢ÂÂ¢ Utilities: Carl Dean Holmes, Liberal (x).