The resignation of the longest-serving state legislative leader in U.S. history opened a conversation on term limits for leaders.
Oregon Senate President Peter Courtney recently sat down for a one-on-one interview.
Rep. Sam Garrison is now in line to become Speaker of the Florida House of Representatives in 2026
Alabama House Speaker Mac McCutcheon, who has served as Speaker since 2016, will not seek re-election next year.
House Majority Leader Claire Cronin was recently nominated to the post by President Biden.
Representative Jennifer Konfrst elected to the position by her caucus
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Ninety women serve as speaker of the House, president of the Senate, speaker pro tem, Senate president pro tem, majority leader or minority leader for the 2021 legislative session. This is the highest number of women serving in leadership.