By REP. PAT BRENNAN
My removal as House Transportation Chair was a great disappointment. Having served fourteen years on this committee, all elements of our State’s transportation issues had become a real passion and a part of my life.
We had what many said was one of the most efficient and smoothly run committees. In the end, it would seem my politics did not align closely enough with those of Speaker Johnson, at whose pleasure I served.
As a member of the Minority Party I found myself grappling with very tough voting decisions on non-transportation issues. It is impossible for me to compromise my integrity and core values and, most importantly, those of my constituents, the very people who elected me to serve this great State.
I want to thank the Joint Fiscal Office, Legislative Council and Statehouse Staff for their meticulous work on behalf of the Transportation Committee. Finally, to the past and present members of the Transportation Committee, thank you for your loyalty, diligence and hard work through the years, but most importantly, thank you for your friendship. It means more than words can express.
This experience has been a ride I will never forget.