State Lawmakers Choose Their Leaders for 2023-24 Legislative Session

Monday, November 28, 2022 8:10 AM | WiSCAadmin (Administrator)

In the weeks following the Nov. 8 general election, which saw Republicans increase their majorities in both the state Senate and Assembly, all four partisan caucuses met to elect their leadership teams for the 2023-24 legislative session. Please find below an overview of leadership elections:

Senate GOP:

There were not many changes in the Senate GOP Caucus. There entire leadership team stayed intact, except Sen. Joan Ballweg replaced retiring Sen. Kathy Bernier as Majority Caucus Vice-Chair.

  • Senate GOP Leadership:
    • Majority Leader – Devin LeMahieu
    • Senate President – Chris Kapenga
    • Senate President Pro Tempore – Patrick Testin
    • Assistant Majority Leader – Dan Feyen
    • Caucus Chair – Van Wanggaard
    • Caucus Vice-Chair – Joan Ballweg

Assembly GOP:

There was more of a shakeup in the Assembly Republican Caucus, as the retirement of former Assembly Majority Leader Jim Steinke caused a chain reaction, with Rep. Tyler August moving up from Speaker Pro Tempore to Majority Leader, and Rep. Keven Petersen moving up from Assistant Majority Leader to Speaker Pro Tempore. New leadership members filled the positions of Assistant Majority Leader, Caucus Chair, and Caucus Sergeant at Arms.

  • Assembly GOP Leadership:
    • Assembly Speaker – Robin Vos
    • Majority Leader – Tyler August
    • Assembly Speaker Pro Tempore – Kevin Petersen
    • Assistant Majority Leader – Jon Plumer
    • Caucus Chair – Rob Summerfield
    • Caucus Vice-Chair – Cindi Duchow
    • Caucus Sergeant at Arms – Treig Pronschinske

Senate DEM:

  • Assembly DEM Leadership:
  • Senate Minority Leader – Melissa Agard
  • Senate Minority Assistant Leader – Jeff Smith
  • Senate Minority Caucus Chair – Chris Larson
  • Senate Minority Caucus Vice-Chair – Dianne Hesselbein

Assembly DEM:

  • Assembly DEM Leadership:
  • Assembly Minority Leader – Greta Neubauer
  • Assembly Minority Assistant Leader – Kalan Haywood
  • Assembly Minority Caucus Chair – Lisa Subeck
  • Assembly Minority Caucus Vice-Chair – Jill Billings
  • Assembly Minority Secretary – Kristina Shelton
  • Assembly Minority Sergeant at Arms – Lee Snodgrass

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