Leadership stays the same for Senate GOP caucus heading towards 2017 session

11/22/2016 09:03 AM

Without much fanfare, the Senate Republican caucus re-elected their leadership team on Monday.

The entire team of leaders includes Senate President Robert Stivers, Senate President Pro Tem David Givens, Majority Floor Leader Damon Thayer, Majority Caucus Chair Dan Seum and Majority Whip Jimmy Higdon. All were unopposed in this round of leadership elections.

“I am excited to be working with such a strong group of leaders for the next two years,” Stivers said in a press release. “With a new majority in the House and Republican Matt Bevin in the Governor’s Office, I look forward working with Kentucky’s leaders to move our great Commonwealth in the right direction.”

Stivers and Givens will go before the entire 38-member Senate to be elected during the first day of the 2017 legislative session in January.

Nick Storm

Nick Storm is the Anchor and Managing Editor of Pure Politics available exclusively on Spectrum News. Pure Politics is the only nightly program dedicated to Kentucky politics. Nick covers all of the political heavyweights and his investigative work brings to light issues that might otherwise go unnoticed, like his coverage of the backlog of DNA rape kits waiting to be tested in Kentucky. Nick is also working on a feature length bio documentary Outlaw Poet: A documentary on Ron Whitehead. Pure Politics airs weeknight at 7 and 11:30 on Spectrum News. Follow Nick on Twitter @NStorm_Politics. Nick can be reached at 502-792-1107 or nicholas.storm@charter.com.


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