Senate Republican Leadership announces new Senate committee chairmanships

Senate Republican Leadership announces new Senate committee chairmanships

FRANKFORT, Ky. (November 26, 2018) – Senator Ralph Alvarado (R-Winchester) has been named the new chairman of the Senate Standing Committee on Health & Welfare. The Committee’s former chairwoman, Senator Julie Raque Adams (R-Louisville) relinquished her chairmanship when she was elected to Senate Leadership earlier this month as the Majority Caucus Chair. Senator Steve Meredith (R-Leitchfield) has assumed Senator Alvarado’s previous role as the vice-chairman of the Health & Welfare Committee.

Senator Jared Carpenter (R-Berea) has been named the new chairman of the Senate Standing Committee on Banking & Insurance. Senator Rick Girdler (R-Somerset) has assumed Senator Carpenter’s previous role as the vice-chairman of the Banking & Insurance Committee.

Senator Brandon Smith (R-Hazard) has been named the new chairman of the Senate Standing Committee on Natural Resources & Energy. Senator-elect Matt Castlen (R-Owensboro) has assumed Senator Smith’s previous role as the vice-chairman of the Natural Resources & Energy Committee.

Senator Wil Schroder (R-Wilder) has been named the new chairman of the Senate Standing Committee on State & Local Government. The Committee’s former chairman, Senator Joe Bowen (R-Owensboro) did not seek reelection to the senate. Senator Dan Seum (R-Fairdale) has been named the new vice-chairman of the State & Local Government Committee.

Senator Danny Carroll (R-Paducah) has been named the new chairman of the Senate Standing Committee on Economic Development, Tourism, and Labor.

Senator-elect Robby Mills (R-Henderson) has been named the new chairman of the Senate Standing Committee on Enrollment.

Senator-elect Castlen has been named the new vice-chairman of the Senate Standing Committee on Agriculture.

Senator Steve West (R-Paris) has been named the new vice-chairman of the Senate Standing Committee on Judiciary.

Senator Jimmy Higdon (R-Lebanon) has been named the new vice-chairman of the Senate Standing Committee on Transportation.

The Senate Committee on Committees will officially confirm these new chairmanships upon the next time the Senate convenes.

The full list of Senate Standing Committees and their chairmen can be found below:

Agriculture: Senator Paul Hornback (R-Shelbyville)

Appropriations & Revenue: Senator Chris McDaniel (R-Taylor Mill)

Banking & Insurance: Senator Jared Carpenter

Committee on Committees: Senate President Robert Stivers (R-Manchester)

Economic Development, Tourism, and Labor: Senator Danny Carroll

Education: Senator Max Wise (R-Campbellsville)

Enrollment: Senator Robby Mills

Health & Welfare: Senator Ralph Alvarado

Judiciary: Senator Whitney Westerfield (R-Crofton)

Licensing, Occupations, & Administrative Regulations: Senator John Schickel (R-Union)

Natural Resources & Energy: Senator Brandon Smith

Rules: Senate President Robert Stivers

State & Local Government: Senator Wil Schroder

Transportation: Senator Ernie Harris (R-Prospect)

Veterans, Military Affairs, & Public Protection: Senator Albert Robinson (R-London)

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