Rep. Kerkman named GOP caucus Sergeant-at-Arms

From the office of state Rep. Samantha Kerkman:

Samantha Kerkman

Rep. Samantha Kerkman (R-Randall) was unanimously elected by the Assembly Republican Caucus to serve a second term as Caucus Sergeant-at-Arms for the 2013-2014 Legislative Session (on Nov. 13). The nomination was made by The Assembly Republican caucus 60 members, 11 of which will be serving their first term. “Representative Kerkman has a very strong record of service in the Legislature, and I believe she is very deserving of the Sergeant-at-Arms position,” said Caucus Chair Joan Ballweg. “I am confident that she will serve our caucus in the best manner possible.” “I look forward to serving my colleagues in this leadership role in the upcoming session,” said Rep. Kerkman after the announcement. “I’m excited to work with the leadership team to focus our agenda on job creation, workforce development and education reform.” The position of Caucus Sergeant-at-Arms is a leadership role within the caucus. Some of the responsibilities of the Sergeant at Arms include supervising coming and going of all persons to and from caucus, coordinating distribution and practical needs of members during caucus meetings, mentoring new legislators, and supporting the other caucus leaders and helping develop priorities. This will be Rep. Kerkman’s seventh term in the State Assembly. In the 2011-2012 Legislative Session, she served as Co-Chair of the Joint Legislative Audit Committee, Chair of the Assembly Committee on Ways and Means, and a member of the Governor’s Commission on Waste, Fraud, and Abuse.


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