Senator Kissel Named Top Republican on Three Legislative Committees

December 8, 2006

Senator Will Serve as Deputy Minority Leader

State Senator John A. Kissel (R-Enfield) has once again been named a Deputy Minority Leader, a post he has held for the last four years, by Senate Republican Leader Louis C. DeLuca (R-Woodbury). Senator Kissel was also appointed as the leading Republican Senator, or Ranking Member, on the Judiciary Committee, the Human Services Committee, and the Program Review and Investigations Committee. In addition, Senator Kissel will serve as a member of the Commerce Committee.

“I would like to thank Senator DeLuca for entrusting me with the responsibility to help solve the critical issues handled by these committees,” said Senator Kissel. “I am looking forward to the upcoming legislative session and I am honored to have the support of my leadership.”

“By remaining Ranking Member on the Human Services Committee, I can work to help those citizens in need of State assistance as well as continue to advocate on behalf of the needs of our States’ seniors,” Senator Kissel added.

Senator Kissel has been a long-time Ranking Member of the Judiciary Committee, widely considered the third most powerful committee in the General Assembly. The new appointments will take effect when the legislative session convenes on January 3rd, 2007.

Senator Kissel was re-elected in November to his eighth term representing the 7th District communities of East Granby, Enfield, Granby, Somers, Suffield, Windsor, and Windsor Locks.