Friday, January 23, 2015
Senate GOP Leadership Appointments
On Thursday, I distributed the following press release
regarding the leadership appointments within the Senate Republican Caucus:
Senator Tarr Announces 2015-2016 GOP Leadership Posts
BOSTON – With the 189th Legislative Session underway, Senate Minority Leader Bruce Tarr (R-Gloucester) announces the following Republican leadership posts for the 2015-2016 legislative session:
· Senator Robert Hedlund (R-Weymouth) has been appointed to serve as an Assistant Senate Minority Leader for the third consecutive legislative term. He has also been appointed to serve as the Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Rules;
· Senator Richard Ross (R-Wrentham) has also been appointed to serve as an Assistant Senate Minority Leader, which will mark the first time he’s been appointed to that leadership position. He has also been appointed to serve as the Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Ethics. Previously, Senator Ross held the position of Minority Whip and has served as the Ranking Member of the Minority Party of the Senate Committee on Ways and Means;
· Senator Donald Humason (R-Westfield) has been appointed to serve as the Senate Minority Whip for the second consecutive legislative session;
· Senator Ryan Fattman (R-Webster), who joined the caucus this legislative session after serving two terms as a member of the House of Representatives, has been appointed to serve as the Assistant Minority Whip; and
· Senator Vinny deMacedo (R-Plymouth), who also joined the caucus this legislative session after serving 16 years in the House of Representatives, has been appointed to serve as the Ranking Member of the Minority Party of the Senate Committee on Ways and Means. Senator deMacedo will bring his expertise to the committee, since he had previously served as the Ranking Member for the Minority Party when he served in the House of Representatives.
“We are fortunate to have a caucus comprised of hard-working, articulate, and resourceful members from geographically diverse parts of our state,” said Senator Tarr. “Through their various roles in positions of leadership, I’m confident they will make a real difference in meeting the challenges we face now and in the future.”
After being elected unanimously by the members of the Senate Republican Caucus, Senator Tarr will again lead the caucus for his third consecutive term. Senator Tarr will also serve as the Ranking Member on Bills in Third Reading.
Posted by Bruce Tarr at 3:10 PM
Labels: Senate Republican Caucus