MacEwen chosen for prestigious training institute

Rep. Drew MacEwen was chosen to participate in the Council of State Governments – West (CSG-West), which is a prestigious training institute for lawmakers in their first four years of service. The council is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization serving 13 Western states and the many legislators from both political parties. MacEwen is one of 39 state legislators, from among the 114 applicants, chosen to participate in the group’s Western Legislative Academy.

The purpose of the Western Legislative Academy is to build excellence and effectiveness in state legislators. Admission to the Western Legislative Academy is very competitive and is based on commitment to public service, desire to improve personal legislative effectiveness and interest in improving the legislative process.

“I am excited to participate in the Council of State Government’s training institute,” said MacEwen, R-Union. “It is always a privilege to serve the people of the Thirty-fifth District, and to learn to be even more effective is a great opportunity. I look forward to being a member of Western Legislative Academy’s graduating class of 2013.”

MacEwen was elected as state representative for the 35th District position two in 2012; next year will be his second legislative session. During his freshman year, MacEwen was appointed Assistant Ranking Republican on the House Capital Budget Committee and House Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee. He also serves on the House Business and Financial Services, Early Learning and Human Services committees and the Joint Committee on Veterans’ and Military Affairs. Recently, MacEwen was elected Assistant Republican Whip for the House Republican Caucus.

The CSG-West is the Western region of the national Council of State Governments, which is based in Lexington, Kentucky. Regional CSG offices are located in Sacramento, Chicago, Atlanta and New York.