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Wednesday, January 09, 2008

It's official: Niehaus is No. 3 in Senate

State Sen. Tom Niehaus has been picked by his fellow Republican senators to serve as majority floor leader, Senate President Bill Harris announced today. That is the third-ranking leadership post among Republicans, who control the Senate by a 21 to 12 margin.

Niehaus, R-New Richmond, fills a vacancy created by Sen. Randy Gardner's appointment to a House seat.

"Throughout Senator Niehaus’ distinguished public service career, he has demonstrated time and time again the qualities and characteristics inherent in a leader," said Harris, R-Ashland. "He’s carried the water for the Senate on complex issues, including foster care reforms and identity theft protections and is respected by his colleagues for his ability to work across party lines to reach consensus and achieve sensible public policy solutions. These skills will be invaluable in his new role as Senate majority floor leader."

Niehaus began his public service career after being elected to the Ohio House in 2000. In 2004, he was elected to the Senate's 14th District, representing about 330,000 people in Adams, Brown, Clermont and Scioto counties and part of Lawrence County.

"I am honored to have the support of my colleagues in joining the leadership team in the Senate," Niehaus said.

Niehaus’ selection will be finalized next week with a vote on the Senate floor.


at 9:12 AM, January 10, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tom is a solid legislator. Good man all around.

at 10:09 AM, January 10, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hmmm.. 3 will be about the number of Repugnicants left in the Ohio Senate after the 2008 elections send much of the Gang of Pedophiles packing.

at 4:09 PM, January 10, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Right on anonymous 10:09AM, regardless of how you've voted before it's time to clean house of ALL republicans. I'm tired of the greedy $astards. The party of our fathers and grandfathers is DEAD. All thats left is fat overweight white men and a few of their nagging wives. I encourage everyone to vote and only vote for a democrat, local and national.

WULSIN 2008!!!


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