State Representative Chris Hall of Sioux City has been appointed to serve as Ranking Member of the House Economic Development Appropriations Committee for the 2012 legislative session.

“Rep. Hall is committed to creating new opportunities and bringing good-paying jobs to Sioux City and across our state.  Working with the head of the new Economic Development Authority Debi Durham, Hall will make sure Sioux City is well served in the state’s job creation efforts next year,” said House Democratic Leader Kevin McCarthy.

“Chris has a reputation for working across party lines and advocating for our community in Des Moines. This is a positive step for Sioux City,” said Dave Bernstein, a Sioux City businessman who is Vice Chair of the Iowa Economic Development Authority Board.

In addition to serving as Ranking Member, Hall will also serve on Appropriations, Economic Growth & Rebuild Iowa, Natural Resources and Transportation committees.

“Growing our economy and putting Iowans back to work is my top priority and I’m proud to be chosen to help lead the Economic Development Appropriations Committee.  I look forward to working with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to move our state forward,” said Hall.

The 2012 legislative session starts on January 9th.