HARTFORD – State Representative DebraLee Hovey (R-112) today applauded the appointment of Monroe's Dr. Jagat Patel, DDS to the state's Asian Pacific American Affairs Commission.
State Senator John McKinney appointed Patel to the commission to replace Amarjit Singh Buttar who recently resigned. Dr. Patel's term is effective immediately and will end on June 30, 2013.
"I am very excited to see a Monroe business owner attaining this level of public recognition and I want to personally thank Dr. Patel for his public service to our community and as a member of this commission," Rep. Hovey said. "Knowing how difficult it is to balance professional, volunteer and public service commitments I congratulate him for taking on this task and look forward to hearing of his success."
The Asian Pacific American Affairs Commission makes recommendations to the General Assembly and the Governor on the health, safety, education, economic self-sufficiency and efforts to remain free from discrimination within the Asian Pacific American population in Connecticut. The Commission also reviews and comments on proposed state legislation or recommendations, advises the General Assembly and the Governor regarding state programs, gathers and presents current information regarding the Asian Pacific American population of the state, and acts as a liaison between the Asian Pacific American population of the state and government agencies, among other duties.
Rep. DebraLee Hovey represents the 112th General Assembly District covering Monroe and part of Newtown.