NSPE TODAY: POLICY PERSPECTIVES
Since publishing a list of NSPE members who were elected in November to their state legislatures ("PEs Elected to Public Office," December, p. 32), readers have identified four others who also will be serving their communities.
Louis W. Blessing III, P.E. (R)
District 29, Ohio House
An electrical engineer who graduated from the University of Cincinnati, Blessing works in R&D for SSI, a product manufacturer for heat processing. He will be assuming the seat of his father, who served as speaker pro tempore in the Ohio House of Representatives but couldn't seek reelection due to a term limit.
Rick Catlin, P.E. (R)
District 20, North Carolina House
Owner and president of Catlin Engineers and Scientists, Rick Catlin has more than 30 years of engineering experience. In additional to his professional engineering license, Catlin is a licensed professional geologist. He graduated from the University of South Florida. This will be his first term.
Bart Korman, P.E. (R)
District 42, Missouri House
After earning dual bachelor degrees in agricultural systems management and agricultural engineering, Korman became an engineer and surveyor for Lewis-Bade Inc. He's a former president of his local Missouri Society of Professional Engineers chapter. This will be his second two-year term.
R. Wayne Smith, P.E. (R)
District 128, Texas House
Smith has served in the Texas House since 2003 and is chairman of the Environmental Regulation Committee. Prior to his election, he was president of the consulting engineering firm Wayne Smith and Associates Inc. Smith served in the U.S. Army in Vietnam and has since focused on veteran's issues, including preserving local and state history.
These NSPE member legislators are in addition to:
William Callegari, P.E., (R) District 132,
Mark Messmer, P.E., (R) District 63,
David Omdahl, P.E., (R) District 11,
South Dakota Senate
Stephen Precourt, P.E., (R) District 44,
Bennett Ratliff, P.E., (R) District 115,
Lake Ray III, P.E., (R) District 12,
Angelo Santabarbara, P.E., (D) District 111,
New York Assembly