Whitehead to Lead Agriculture Committee


State Sen. Bruce Whitehead, D-Hesperus, has been appointed chairman of the Colorado Senate Agriculture & Natural Resources Committee.

As chairman, Whitehead will run the committee’s hearings, organize witnesses and monitor votes.

“It’s actually quite an important appointment, and I’m quite pleased to have it,” he said in an interview Tuesday.

Whitehead was appointed to the Senate in August 2009, after his predecessor, Jim Isgar, joined the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Whitehead has served as a member of the committee since soon after he become a senator.

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