Florida House Speaker-Designate Will Weatherford Announces Various Legislative Leadership Appointments, Organizational Session Date
Oct 22, 2012
Florida House of Representatives Speaker-Designate Will Weatherford announced today, October 22, 2012, that he has selected State Representative Robert Schenck as Chairman of the House Rules Committee, Representative Marti Coley as the Speaker Pro-Tempore and Representative Chris Dorworth as the House Majority Leader.
Speaker-Designate Weatherford also said that the House Organizational Session is scheduled for November 20, 2012.
His complete memorandum is reprinted below.
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To: Members of the Florida House of Representatives
From: Will Weatherford, Speaker-designate
Date: October 22, 2012
Re: Legislative Appointments and Organization Session Dates
In an effort to keep you informed and with a desire to hit the ground running in November, I want to share a few more decisions about members’ assignments that I hope will be helpful to you. These members will have important roles in serving your needs, providing information, and helping to advance the House agenda.
Today, I am pleased to announce I have selected Representative Robert Schenck as Chairman of the House Rules Committee, Representative Marti Coley as the Speaker Pro-Tempore and Representative Chris Dorworth as the House Majority Leader.
Representative Robert Schenck, Rules Chairman
Representative Schenck is a bold and courageous member who understands the importance of the rules and who will help ensure that they are applied in an evenhanded and consistent manner. As a history teacher, he has a full appreciation for the institution and the democratic process.
Representative Marti Coley, Speaker Pro-Tempore
Representative Coley has a very special place in the House of Representatives. Her loyalty is unmatched, and her ability to communicate the principles and priorities of the House will be of great value. With her experience as a schoolteacher, she possesses the desire to listen and also serve – important qualities necessary to be an effective ambassador for the House of Representatives.
Representative Chris Dorworth, House Majority Leader
From my experience as a Speaker-designate, I know the value of being afforded a meaningful role in the process. Representative Dorworth will serve the members well as the next Majority Leader. His thoughtful, strategic, and positive approach will help guide our Republican caucus as we advance a reform-focused agenda. As the Majority Leader, Representative Dorworth will lead the charge of advocating for smaller government and our individual freedoms.
In addition to the announcements about legislators, please note that the Organizational Session will take place on Tuesday, November 20, 2012. You will need to be in Tallahassee on Monday, November 19 for legislative activities. We will not have a full committee week due to the Thanksgiving Holiday. Return travel can begin as early as 4:00 PM on Tuesday.
I look forward to making additional announcements regarding committee appointments when appropriate.
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