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Senate President-Elect Provides Update on Leadership Team and Announces Senate Committee Chairs

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Tuesday, November 15, 2022



Senate President-Elect Provides Update on Majority Caucus Leadership Team and Announces Senate Committee Chairmanships


PHOENIX, ARIZONA— Senate President-Elect Warren Petersen is naming the team of Senators that will be charged with leading all Senate Committees for the 56th Legislature, as well as the next Senate President Pro Tempore.


Senator T.J. Shope (R-16) will serve as Senate President Pro Tempore. His legislative leadership skills and incredible knowledge of Arizona issues will strengthen the Majority Caucus as he serves alongside President-Elect Petersen. The duo has prior experience working together on the Arizona House of Representatives Leadership Team. While in the House, he served as Speaker Pro Tempore from 2017-2021, as well as the Chairman of the Committee on Ethics and Vice Chairman of the Committee on Rules. He was also a member of the Committee on Agriculture & Water, Committee on Energy, Environment & Natural Resources, Committee on Education, and Committee on Commerce. Senator Shope was elected to the Arizona State Senate in 2020 where he has since served as Vice Chairman of the Committee on Natural Resources, Energy and Water, Committee on Transportation & Technology, as well as the Committee on Education. He was also a member of the Committee on Health & Human Services and Legislative Council.


The Senate Committees and Chairmanships are as follows:


Committee on Appropriations Committee on Commerce

Senator-Elect John Kavanagh Senator-Elect Steve Kaiser


Committee on Education Committee on Elections

Senator-Elect Ken Bennett Senator Wendy Rogers


Committee on Finance Committee on Government

Senator J.D. Mesnard Senator-Elect Jake Hoffman


Committee on Health & Human Services Committee on Judiciary

Senator T.J. Shope Senator-Elect Anthony Kern


Committee on Military Affairs, Public Safety & Border Security

Senator David Gowan


Committee on Transportation & Technology

Senator-Elect David Farnsworth


Committee on Natural Resources, Energy & Water

Senator Sine Kerr


Committee on Rules

President-Elect Warren Petersen


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For more information, contact:

Kim Quintero

Director of Communications | Arizona State Senate Republican Caucus

kquintero@azleg.gov

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