Thursday, August 27, 2009

Sen. Barbara Leff named president pro tempore

Sen. Barbara Leff named president pro tempore

(STATE CAPITOL, PHOENIX) – Senate President Bob Burns, R-Peoria, announced today he is rounding out his leadership team with the appointment of veteran lawmaker Sen. Barbara Leff, R-Paradise Valley, as president pro tempore.

“Sen. Leff has already established herself as a strong voice of fairness, cooperation and communication,” Burns said. “Her no-nonsense, practical approach will be a vital part of the leadership team, as will her energy and commitment to helping to lead our state to a brighter future.”

“I am pleased to accept President Burns’ appointment as president pro tempore of the Arizona Senate, Leff said. “I am looking forward to being a member of a leadership team that will work to find ways to guide the state through these very challenging economic times.”

Leff has served in the Legislature for 13 years. She was in the House for three terms and is currently in her fourth term in the Senate. As president pro tempore, Leff will continue to chair the Senate Commerce and Economic Development Committee and also will remain a member of the Health and Finance committees.


For more information, contact:

Laura Devany, Communications Advisor

Arizona Senate Republican Caucus

Office: (602) 926-3972, e-mail:

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