Senate Republicans update leadership team
Senate Republican Leader Christine Radogno (R-Lemont) made changes to the caucus leadership team this week, naming Senator Dave Luechtefeld (R-Okawville) Deputy Senate Republican Leader, while Senator Chapin Rose (R-Mahomet) moves up to replace Luechtefeld as Assistant Republican Leader. Senator Jason Barickman (R-Bloomington) will now be the newest member of the team as the new Senate Republican Whip.
“There is no doubt we have some tough but important decisions ahead as we fight to restore Illinois to the strong state we all know it should be,” said Senator Radogno. “It’s absolutely imperative that we have the best leadership team in place to be successful in this monumental task.”
The appointments were made following Deputy Republican Leader State Senator Matt Murphy’s (R-Arlington) announcement that he is officially retiring from legislative office.