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August 21, 2012 (Sacramento) --Assemblymember Marty Block (AD-78)  issued the following statement on being named as Chair of the Assembly Accountability and Administrative Review Committee:
“In the wake of the scandals involving state parks and other examples of waste, fraud and abuse, I take my new role as Chair of the Assembly Accountability and Administrative Review Committee very seriously. In the coming days, I will meet with Speaker John Perez to determine the scope of our investigations. I plan to hit the ground running.

“During my tenure as Chair of the Higher Education Committee, we conducted 12 investigative hearings on issues critical to California students. We investigated diploma mills, the University of California, Davis pepper spray incident, bigotry on college campuses, gaps in campus support to our veterans and other areas of concern. In recognition of these efforts, the Speaker has now named me to lead the Assembly’s principal watchdog committee.
“I look forward to my new role in ensuring that the Legislature conducts needed oversight of state government and acts as true stewards of the public trust.”
Assemblymember Marty Block proudly represents the cities and communities of Bonita, Chula Vista, Lemon Grove, San Diego and Spring Valley.

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