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Wisconsin Assembly and Senate name their new leaders

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November 9, 2010

MADISON, Wisconsin The Republicans wasted no time in naming new leadership for their legislative chambers. Interestingly, the chambers will each be led by a Fitzgerald. Scott Fitzgerald, the new Senate Majority leader is the brother of Jeff Fitzgerald, the new Assembly speaker.

The Senate roster was announced just two days after the election:

Majority Leader – Scott Fitzgerald (13th District, Beaver Dam, Horicon, Waupun)
Assistant Majority Leader – Glenn Grothman (20th District, West Bend, Port Washington, Northwest Milwaukee Suburbs)
Senate President – Mike Ellis (19th District, Appleton, Neenah, Menasha)
President Pro-Tem (Joe Liebham (9th District Manitowoc/Sheboygan)
Republican Caucus Chair (Majority Whip) Dan Kapanke (32nd District, LaCrosse Area, Prairie du Chein)

Republican state senators named to be members of the Joint Finance Committee were also announced:

Co-chair – Alberta Darling (8th District, River Hills)
Member, Glenn Grothman (20th District, West Bend)
Member, Sheila Harsdorf (10th District, River Falls),
Member, Randy Hopper (18th District, Fond du Lac),
Member, Luther Olsen (14th District, Ripon)
Member, Joe Leibham (9th District, Sheboygan).

Assembly Republicans announced their picks just one week after election day:

Assembly Speaker – Jeff Fitzgerald (39th District, Juneau)
Majority Leader – Scott Suder (69th District, Abbotsford)
Assembly Speaker Pro-Tem – Bill Kramer (97th District, Waukesha)
Assembly Caucus Chair-Scott Gunderson (83rd District, Waterford/Muskego)
Assembly Caucus Vice-Chair-John Murtha (29th District, Baldwin/Menomonie)
Assembly Caucus Secretary-Mary Williams (87th District, Medford/Phillips)

Senate Democrats have named the following leaders for the upcoming session:

Minority leader: Mark Miller (16th District , Monona)
Assistant minority leader: Dave Hansen (30th District, Green Bay)
Democratic Caucus Chair: Julie Lassa (24th District, Stevens Point)[1][2][3]

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