The following press release is from the Washington State Senate Republican Causus
Sen. Mike Carrell, R-Lakewood, has been elected to the position of Deputy Leader of the Washington State Senate Republican Caucus.
“I’m honored to be chosen by my fellow Senate Republicans to serve as deputy leader for the 2009 and 2010 legislative sessions,” Carrell said. “We’re going to be facing a lot of challenges, both as a caucus and as a state, and in this leadership position I can ensure the interests of my constituents are represented in the overall goals of our caucus.”
The Deputy Republican Leader assists the Republican Leader in developing legislative goals, policies, issues and priorities, and in communicating Republican views before groups and with the media. Leaders of the Senate Republican Caucus are responsible for providing direction and executing policies of the caucus to best serve the people of the state, members’ constituents and fellow caucus members.
“As Deputy Republican Leader, I pledge to remain a positive influence in the Senate,” Carrell said, “and I will continue to work with members of both parties to find common ground we can all stand on as we shoulder the responsibilities of addressing the critical issues important to Washington state residents.”
Carrell assumes the responsibilities of Deputy Republican Leader immediately.