Nov 2, 2012 1:20 PM
Senate President David L. Williams has accepted appointment as Circuit Judge for the 40th Judicial Circuit and has taken the oath of office for that position.
His acceptance of the appointment causes a vacancy in the State Senate seat for the 16th District. Senator Williams' position on the Legislative Research Commission (LRC) has also been vacated.
The Senate Republican Caucus has voted to designate President Pro Tem Katie Stine as Acting Senate LRC Co-Chair and to designate Senator Vernie McGaha to fill the vacancy on the Legislative Research Commission. The Senate Republican members of the Legislative Research Commission have provided written agreement with these actions, which are effective immediately.
The LRC is a 16-member panel consisting of the Democratic and Republican leaders from the Senate and House of Representatives. The panel serves as the administrative and research arm of the General Assembly.