Tyrone’s Chance to be 2nd highest ranking Senate officer

IN a file photo from summer 2011, Sen. Ronnie Chance (R) receives the Legislative Service Award by the Association County Commissioners of Georgia, presented at a Fayette County Commission meeting. Chairman Herb Frady watches at left. Photo/John Munford.

Senator Ronnie Chance (R-Tyrone) was elected by the Senate Republican Caucus Nov. 15 to become the next majority leader of the Georgia State Senate, effective with the start of the 152nd Legislative Session of the Georgia General Assembly in January.

The Senate Republican Caucus held leadership elections Thursday during a retreat at Little Ocmulgee State Park, where they were scheduled also to adopt caucus rules and proposed Senate rules for the upcoming legislative session.

“I am honored that my colleagues have placed their faith and confidence in me to serve as Senate Majority Leader,” Chance said. “Looking towards the upcoming legislative session, it will be more important now than ever before to remember why we became a public servant. We are not here for partisan politics or personal benefit. We are here because our constituents have entrusted each one of us to represent their best interests, and we must be held accountable to that task.”

“I congratulate Senator Ronnie Chance on being elected Majority Leader and have great confidence in his leadership and his ability to work together with our colleagues to advance the commonsense conservative agenda that will encourage private sector job growth, strengthen education, and work to address the concerns of our common constituents,” said Lt. Governor Casey Cagle. “This is a united team and together we will do great things for Georgia.”

Under Georgia’s consstitution, Cagle as lieutenant governor is the top-ranking officer in the Senate.
Once sworn in, Senator Chance will hold the second-highest ranking position in the Georgia State Senate.

The majority leader is the primary spokesperson for the majority party and works closely with Senate leadership to develop policy platforms. In addition, the majority leader is also charged with setting the legislative session calendar.

Chance most recently served as chair of the Senate Economic Development Committee and as a member of the Senate Banking and Financial Institutions, Ethics, Finance and Higher Education Committees.

The 152nd Legislative Session of the Georgia General Assembly will convene Jan. 14, 2013 at the Georgia State Capitol. At that time, the entire Senate will cast a formal vote for majority leader.

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for your leadership role in the most corrupt state in the union.


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