On the third day of the 2020 legislative session, Sen. Ron Muzzall, R-Oak Harbor, was elected to a leadership position by his Senate Republican colleagues. Muzzall will serve as the deputy whip for the caucus.
“The selection for this position came as a surprise to me,” said Muzzall. “The caucus apparently has enough confidence in me to have voted unanimously and I’m proud of that vote of faith. I will do my best to fulfill the responsibilities of this role and their expectations.”
The deputy whip is responsible for assisting the whip in monitoring attendance of the senators during floor sessions and caucuses. In addition to aiding leadership in communicating procedural votes to other members, the deputy whip acts as the whip in the event of their absence.
“My ability to effectively represent my constituents has been strengthened by my position as the assistant ranking member on the State Government, Tribal Relations and Elections Committee and now as deputy whip. I’m looking forward to the next 57 days and working hard for the people of the 10th District.”