Legislative Leaders



The Final Word

NCSL interviews a new legislative leader each month to feature in our State Legislatures magazine. We ask about why they ran for office, details about their experience in the legislature and how they overcome challenges. Check out these engaging conversations!


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Resources on Leadership

There is simply no job like being a legislative leader. NCSL has articles and audio files where you can learn from peers and leadership experts about how to be the best legislative leader possible.

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Hear From Wisconsin Speaker Vos

Wisconsin House Speaker and NCSL Vice President Robin Vos took some time to talk with NCSL about his experience at this year's Capitol Forum. Watch the Facebook live video.


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Leadership Listings | Interactive Map

See an up-to-date list of the top legislative leaders in each of the nation’s 99 state legislative chambers as they are confirmed, as well as for the territories.



Roles and Responsibilities

Legislative leaders have a wide variety of different jobs and roles from state to state. You can read a brief synopses of the duties typically associated with selected leadership positions. 




Professional Development

Many legislators have limited experience in the legislative environment, and they are eager to hone the skills necessary to be effective. NCSL staff can provide top tier training and strategic planning to you and your members in your capitol.