Senate Republicans elect Staton new Majority Whip
MACON (November 8, 2010) – State Sen. Cecil Staton (R-Macon) will serve as the new Senate Majority Whip for the 2011 General Assembly, one of the highest ranking positions in the chamber. Staton was elected to this important leadership seat Friday by the State Senate Majority during the Republican caucus elections held in Macon.
“Georgians spoke loud and clear last week that strong, conservative leadership is what they believe will bring the long-term economic recovery and permanent jobs our state desperately needs” said Staton. “The Senate leaders are committed to the bedrock principles of lower taxes, smaller government, and a strong private sector that will lead us to better days. It is truly a great privilege to be selected by my colleagues for this position, and we are already hard at work to ensure Georgia is moving forward and we are prepared for the work Georgians expect us to accomplish next session.”
Rounding out the leadership team, Sen. Tommie Williams (R- Lyons) was nominated for president pro tempore, which will go to a full vote before the Senate on January 11, 2011. Sen. Chip Rogers (R- Woodstock) will maintain his position as majority leader. Senators Bill Cowsert (R- Athens), Sen. David Shafer (R- Duluth) and Sen. Greg Goggans (R- Douglas) were elected to the positions of majority caucus chair, vice-chair, and caucus secretary, respectively.
Caucus elections are traditionally held at the beginning of each term immediately following the general election. The new leadership team will take office once the legislative session convenes on January 11.
Sen. Cecil Staton serves as Chairman of the Science and Technology Committee. He represents the 18th Senate District which includes portions of Bibb, Crawford, Houston, Jones and Monroe counties. He may be reached by phone at 404.656.5039 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
For Immediate Release:
November 8, 2010
For Information Contact:
Matt Colvin, Broadcast Specialist