[UPDATED Tuesday, Feb. 5, 10 a.m.]
State Senator Sal DiDomenico, who represents Charlestown and the rest of the Middlesex and Suffolk District in Massachusetts, has been appointed to a Senate leadership position for the 2013-14 legislative session.
Massachusetts Senate President Therese Murray announced the latest committee assignments on Friday, Feb. 1, which included DiDomenico's acceptance of the role as assistant vice chairmanship on the Senate Ways and Means Committee, according to a press release from his office.
With the new assignment, DiDomenico will have an influential vote on the state’s finances and on creating the Senate budget proposal and "a strong voice on economic reforms and policy initiatives," according to the release.
“This is a great opportunity for me to help my constituents and residents throughout the Commonwealth,” he said. “I appreciate Senate President Therese Murray’s confidence in me and look forward to working with Chairman Brewer, Vice Chair Flanagan and all my colleagues on the committee during this upcoming legislative year.”
The senator was also appointed to the Joint Committee on Economic Development and Emerging Technology and the Joint Committee on Education. And he accepted a chairmanship on the Joint Committee on Municipalities and Regional Government and kept his seat on Bills in the Third Reading.
DiDomenico will hold local office hours on Friday, Feb. 15 from 9:30-11 a.m. at Zume’s Coffee House, 223 Main St., Charlestown.
"All are welcome to visit with Senator DiDomenico, or a member of his staff, during this time to discuss local issues, seek assistance in dealing with state agencies, or talk about any other topic of concern," according to a press release from the senator's office.