Archive for Wednesday, February 16, 2011

State senator takes on minority whip

February 16, 2011

State Sen. Tom Holland, D-Baldwin City, has been elected to one of the state’s top legislative leadership positions.

Holland, who was elected to the Kansas Senate in 2008, was elected by acclamation as the Senate minority whip.

“When important amendments are offered, it’s important to have someone who understands the bills and will ensure every member of the caucus is present to vote,” said Senate Democratic Leader Anthony Hensley, of Topeka. “Senator Holland has a proficient understanding of the key issues that will face the Legislature this session and has earned the respect of his peers in the Democratic Caucus. He was a natural fit for the position of minority whip.”

As minority whip, Holland will ensure that all caucus members are in their seats and accounted for during final action votes and bill amendments. He will also be responsible for reviewing floor amendments and communicating floor discussion to caucus members.

Holland represents the 3rd Senate District, covering portions of Douglas and Leavenworth counties and all of Jefferson County.

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