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Release Date: 12/20/2016
Contact: Jacque Bland at (304) 590-4678


Mitch Carmichael


Senate President-Elect Mitch Carmichael Announces Leadership Team for 83rd Legislature

CHARLESTON – Senate President-elect Mitch Carmichael, R-Jackson, has selected the chairmen and vice chairmen of Senate committees for the upcoming legislative session. The newly chosen leadership team will assume their duties upon being sworn in January 11, 2017.

“I am very proud of the leadership team we have assembled going into this session. I will be relying on them heavily to help us guide the Senate as we work to improve our state,” Senate President-elect Carmichael said. “We have a balance of seasoned legislators and new members taking on some of these roles. I believe each of these kinds of people bring tremendous value to the table. These roles require time and dedication above and beyond their ordinary duties as a Senator, and I am grateful to those members who have accepted the challenge.”

The committee leadership is as follows:

Agriculture and Rural Development

Chairman – Senator Dave Sypolt, R-Preston

Vice Chairman – Senator Patricia Rucker, R-Jefferson

Banking and Insurance

Chairman – Senator Ed Gaunch, R-Kanawha

Vice Chairman – Senator Mike Azinger, R-Wood

Confirmations

Chairman – Senator Donna Boley, R-Pleasants

Vice Chairman – Senator Ryan Ferns, R-Ohio

Economic Development

Chairman – Senator Mike Maroney, R-Marshall

Vice Chairman – Senator Mark Maynard, R-Wayne

Education

Chairman – Senator Kenny Mann, R-Monroe

Vice Chairman – Senator Robert Karnes, R-Upshur

Energy, Industry, and Mining

Chairman – Senator Randy Smith, R-Tucker

Vice Chairman – Senator Dave Sypolt

Enrolled Bills

Chairman – Senator Mark Maynard

Vice Chairman – Senator Ed Gaunch

Finance

Chairman – Senator Mike Hall, R-Putnam

Vice Chairman – Senator Jeff Mullins, R-Raleigh

Government Organization

Chairman – Senator Craig Blair, R-Berkeley

Vice Chairman – Senator Ed Gaunch

Health and Human Resources

Chairman – Senator Tom Takubo, R-Kanawha

Vice Chairman – Senator Mike Maroney

Interstate Cooperation

Chairman – Senator Sue Cline, R-Wyoming

Vice Chairman – Senator Mike Azinger

Judiciary

Chairman – Senator Charles Trump, R-Morgan

Vice Chairman – Senator Ryan Weld, R-Brooke

Labor

Chairman – Senator Chandler Swope, R-Mercer

Vice Chairman – Senator Mark Maynard

Military

Chairman – Senator Ryan Weld, R-Brooke

Vice Chairman – Senator Donna Boley

Natural Resources

Chairman – Senator Mark Maynard

Vice Chairman – Senator Greg Boso, R-Nicholas

Pensions

Chairman – Senator Ed Gaunch

Vice Chairman – Senator Mike Hall

Rules

Chairman – Senate President-elect Mitch Carmichael

Transportation and Infrastructure

Chairman – Senator Greg Boso

Vice Chairman – Senator Chandler Swope




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