MN Republicans Name House Committee Chairs By Jacob Wheeler | November 17, 2010 LikeTweet EmailPrint More More on 2010 Statewide Subscribe to 2010 Statewide Minnesota’s Republican leaders have named the new State House committee chairs for the 2011-2012 legislative biennium. They are as follows: Agriculture and Rural Development Policy and Finance Committee: Rep. Rod Hamilton (R-Mountain Lake) Capital Investment Committee: Rep. Larry Howes (R-Walker) Civil Law Committee: Rep. Torrey Westrom (R-Elbow Lake) Commerce and Regulatory Reform Committee: Rep. Joe Hoppe (R-Chaska) Education Finance Committee: Rep. Pat Garofalo (R-Farmington) Education Reform Committee: Rep. Sondra Erickson (R-Princeton) Environment, Energy and Natural Resources Policy and Finance Committee: Rep. Tom Hackbarth (R-Cedar) Ethics Committee: Rep. Steve Smith (R-Mound) Government Operations and Elections Committee: Rep. Joyce Peppin (R-Rogers) Health and Human Services Finance Committee: Rep. Jim Abeler (R-Anoka) Health and Human Services Reform Committee: Rep. Steve Gottwalt (R-St. Cloud) Higher Education Policy and Finance Committee: Rep. Bud Nornes (R-Fergus Falls) Jobs and Economic Development Finance Committee: Rep. Bob Gunther (R-Fairmont) Judiciary Policy and Finance Committee: Rep. Steve Smith (R-Mound) Public Safety and Crime Prevention Policy and Finance Committee: Rep. Tony Cornish (R-Good Thunder) Redistricting Committee: Rep. Sarah Anderson (R-Plymouth) Rules and Legislative Administration: Rep. Matt Dean (R-Dellwood) State Government Finance Committee: Rep. Denny McNamara (R-Hastings) • Veterans Services Division: Rep. Bruce Anderson (R-Buffalo Township) • Legacy Funding Division: Rep. Dean Urdahl (R-Grove City) Taxes Committee: Rep. Greg Davids (R-Preston) • Property and Local Tax Division: Rep. Linda Runbeck (R-Circle Pines) Transportation Policy and Finance Committee: Rep. Mike Beard (R-Shakopee) Ways and Means Committee: Rep. Mary Liz Holberg (R-Lakeville) Full committee rosters are expected to be released in December. Support this story and all the stories from The Uptake. Donate.