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Freshman Assemblymember Dr. Corey A. Jackson Selected as Chair of the Assembly Committee on Human Services

For immediate release:

SACRAMENTO – On Thursday, December 22nd California Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon selected freshman Assemblymember Dr. Corey A. Jackson as Chair of the Committee on Human Services.  Assemblymember Dr. Jackson is one of six freshman members selected this session (2023-24) to Chair Assembly Committees. His experience successfully leading a non-profit service organization and as a social worker uniquely qualifies him for this position.

Assemblymember Dr. Jackson has spent decades providing direct services to individuals and families in need. He understands the critical importance of the Human Services Committee and the direct services that are enhanced or expanded through this committee.

“I am honored to have the confidence of Speaker Rendon and my colleagues to lead the Human Services Committee as its Chair,” said Assemblymember Dr. Corey A. Jackson. “As a social worker and social justice advocate, we must be clear. It is not ok for Californians to just survive. They have a right to thrive! That is my North Star and I am committed to moving California in that direction.”

In addition to leading this committee, Assemblymember Dr. Jackson has already committed to introducing a bill package this session that will enhance the quality of life for all Californians and expand opportunities for Californians to thrive.

Human Services Committee Jurisdiction:  Includes child welfare services, foster care, child care, adoption assistance, CalWORKs, CalFresh, developmental disability services, In-home Supportive Services (IHSS), community care licensing, adult protective services, SSI/SSP and COVID-19 response.