Caucus Announces New Co-Chair: Representative Julia Brownley

Feb 1, 2013

The Bipartisan Congressional Dyslexia Caucus is pleased to announce that Representative Julia Brownley will serve as the co-chair to the Bipartisan Congressional Dyslexia Caucus with Representative Bill Cassidy for the 113th Congress.

“We are pleased to have Ms. Brownley on board as co-chair for the Dyslexia Caucus,” Cassidy said of the new co-chair. “Ms. Brownley will bring to the table almost 20 years of experience in education as the former Chair of the California Assembly Education Committee, and a long time school board member prior to that. In fact, her entry into public service began as a PTA mom out of frustration that adequate resources weren’t being provided in the classroom to address her daughter’s dyslexia.”

"I am looking forward to working together with Rep. Cassidy to raise awareness and search for solutions to ensure dyslexic children and adults have the opportunity to thrive in our schools and workforce," Brownley said.

Brownley will take over the position of former co-chair Congressman Pete Stark of California.  A co-founder of the Dyslexia Caucus, Stark worked to ensure dyslexic individuals have the opportunity to realize their full potential. Along with Representative George Miller, Stark commissioned a GAO report which identified a disconnect between federal disabilities laws and the testing accommodation policies facing individuals taking post-secondary or professional certification examinations.

Brownley and Cassidy met in December to discuss the caucus goals for the 113th Congress.