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Monday, November 13, 2017

Senate Republicans Announce New Committee Chairmen, Vice-Chairmen

Senator Max Wise (R-Campbellsville) has been named the new chairman of the Senate Standing Committee on Education. The Committee’s former chairman, Senator Mike Wilson (R-Bowling Green) relinquished his chairmanship when he was elected to Senate Leadership earlier this year as the Majority Caucus Whip. Senator Steve West (R-Paris) has assumed Senator Wise’s previous role as the vice-chairman of the Education Committee.

“These new changes to chairmanships and vice-chairmanships in our caucus are a result of adding Senator Mike Wilson to our leadership team,” Senate President Robert Stivers (R-Manchester) said. “We are fortunate in the Senate Majority Caucus to have such a deep bench of competent legislators to step up and take on new challenges for the Commonwealth of Kentucky. I am certain that each new chairman and vice-chairman possesses the skills and work ethic to lead their committees effectively.”

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With Senator Wise taking over as the Education Committee Chair, Senator Steve Meredith (R-Leitchfield) has taken over as the co-chair of the Government Contract Review Committee, while Senator Wil Schroder (R-Wilder) is the new chairman of the Enrollment Committee. Senator Rick Girdler (R-Somerset) was named the new vice-chairman of the Senate Standing Committee on Economic Development, Tourism, and Labor.

The Senate Committee on Committees will officially confirm these new chairmanships upon the next time the Senate convenes.

PHOTO: Sen. Wil Schroder with Senate President Robert Stivers at Johnson Elementary in September. FTM file. 

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