JoAnn Ward

House Speaker-designate Paul Thissen announced the Minnesota House of Representatives committee assignments for the 2013-2014 biennium, selecting state Representative-elect JoAnn Ward (DFL - Woodbury) to serve on the Environmental and Natural Resources Policy, Environment, Natural Resources and Agricultural Finance, Government Operations, and Health and Human Services Policy Committees. Rep.-elect Ward has been a Woodbury resident since 1974 and has taught vocational education, established internships, and led school and community projects. She has been an active community volunteer and has held leadership roles in her university, public schools, church, and in neighborhood organizations.