The Democratic House Majority office announced committee appointments for the 2009 legislative session that begins in January.

Randy Fischer, D-Fort Collins, was named vice-chair of the Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee and the Transportation and Energy Committee. John Kefalas, D-Fort Collins, was named vice-chair of the Finance Committee and the Health and Human Services Committee and a member of the Appropriations Committee.

Jim Riesberg, D-Greeley, was named chair of the Health and Human Services Committee and a member of the Appropriations Committee.

Fischer and Kefalas were elected to second terms this month and Riesberg was elected to a third term.