Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Representative deMacedo to Continue Serving as Ranking Member on Ways and Means

House Minority Leader Bradley H. Jones, Jr. announced today that Representative Vinny deMacedo will continue to serve as the ranking member on the House Ways and Means Committee. The appointment was ratified unanimously by the GOP caucus members in attendance.

“I am very grateful for the opportunity to continue serving in this extremely important position,” said Representative deMacedo. “We are facing very challenging economic times and I intend to continue fighting for fiscal responsibility during the budget process and hope my colleagues across the aisle will do the same.”

Representative deMacedo was first elected in 1998. He beat a Democratic incumbent and is now serving his 6th term as the 1st Plymouth District’s representative to the General Court. He has served on the Joint Committee on Telecommunication, Utilities and Energy and the Oceans Advisory Committee. Representative deMacedo served as the ranking member on the House Ways and Means Committee last legislative session as well.

“Representative deMacedo is an incredibly dedicated member of the House of Representatives,” said Representative Jones. “He attends every meeting and has been on the forefront of providing critical information to the Caucus which allowed us to warn the Majority party last year that we were spending well beyond our means. I have no doubt Vinny will play an intricate role in resolving the current fiscal mess our state is facing, as he did back in 2003 in the last fiscal downturn.”

The father of three has owned and operated his own small business since 1991. Representative deMacedo attended King’s College in New York where he graduated with a BA in Business Administration.