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Health commissioner already in vaccination issue’s politics

Regarding the July 23 article “In quest to repeal vaccine exemption, legislators seek powerful ally,” Jenna Carlesso writes “the state’s new health commissioner is taking extraordinary pains to remain outside the political fray.”  However, when Commissioner Renee Coleman-Mitchell took her position in April, it seems she jumped right into the political fray.  Within weeks of arriving, she released previously inaccessible data at the request of Rep. Josh Elliot. Elliot has been one of the most vocal legislators leading the push to remove the state’s religious exemption.