House Republican Caucus Elects Leadership for Upcoming Two Years…
House Republican Floor Leader Jeff Hoover elected to eighth term, Rep. Stan Lee, Rep. Jim DeCesare voted in as Caucus Chair, Whip
FRANKFORT, Ky. (January 6, 2015) – House Republican Floor Leader Jeff Hoover, R-Jamestown (83rd District), was elected today to an eighth consecutive term by his fellow House Republican legislators. The re-election of Rep. Hoover to another two year term extends his record as the longest serving House Republican Floor Leader in the history of the Commonwealth.
“I am humbled by the confidence and support my fellow Republican legislators have shown in me by once again selecting me as their leader,” Rep. Hoover said. “Kentucky has stayed in the status quo for too long because of continued inaction by the House Majority Leadership on a number of key issues, and I stand ready along with my fellow House Republicans to fight to see that our Commonwealth reaches the success it justly deserves.”
Also selected during today’s caucus elections in Frankfort were Rep. Stan Lee, R-Lexington (45th District) as House Republican Caucus Chair, who replaces former caucus chair Rep. Bob DeWeese, R-Louisville (48th District), who chose not to run for re-election for leadership, and Rep. Jim DeCesare, R-Bowling Green (17th District) as House Republican Whip. Rep. DeCesare replaces Rep. John ‘Bam’ Carney, R-Campbellsville, who had announced at the end of December that he would not seek another term as Whip.
“I want to thank my fellow members for electing me as the new Caucus Chair for our caucus,” said Rep. Lee. “I also look forward to working with them on issues of policy that are important to the people of Kentucky, and also working toward the fulfillment of a Republican majority in the House in 2016.”
“Today’s caucus elections illustrate a united front for our caucus as we seek to take Kentucky in a new direction, and that House Republicans are the ones who can achieve it,” said Rep. DeCesare. “I look forward in working with Leader Hoover and Caucus Chair Lee to attain those goals over the next two years and beyond.”
Representatives Hoover, Lee, and DeCesare will serve as House Republican Leadership until January 2017.
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