Senate Leader Named Chair Elect of the Southern Legislative Conference
JEFFERSON CITY— Senate President Pro Tem Ron Richard, R-Joplin, was named chair elect of the Southern Legislative Conference (SLC) during its 70th annual meeting last week. Delegates from SLC’s 15 member states unanimously elected the senate leader to succeed Speaker Philip Gunn of Mississippi, who was elected SLC chair.
As chair elect, Senate Leader Richard will help the chair in executing the activities of the Conference, guide the Conference in policy deliberations, and serve as liaison to the House and Senate leaders of the member states.
Missouri is expected to host the Conference in 2018. The SLC was founded in 1947 and is one of four regional legislative offices operating under The Council of State Governments. The mission of the Southern Office is to foster and encourage intergovernmental cooperation among its 15 member states, which include: Ala., Ark., Fla., Ga., Kan., La., Miss., Mo., N.C., Okla., S.C., Tenn., Texas, Va., and W. Va. Please visit www.slcatlanta.org for more information
For more information on Sen. Richard or any of his legislation, please visit his Senate website at www.senate.mo.gov/richard.