Thursday, Nov. 08 2012 4:40PM
Cierpiot to serve as assistant majority floor leader
One day after Missourians elected a record number of Republicans to the Missouri House of Representatives, state Rep. Mike Cierpiot was selected by his colleagues to serve as House Assistant Majority Floor Leader for the 97th General Assembly. Cierpiot, who was first elected in 2010, will replace state Rep. Jeanie Riddle, R-Mokane, who is vacating the position to chair the House Rules Committee.
After securing the support of the 110-member caucus, Cierpiot said he plans to work closely with Majority Floor Leader John J. Diehl, Jr., R-Town and Country, to advance a pro-growth, pro-jobs agenda during the upcoming session.
“I’m so honored and excited to have the support of my colleagues for a position that plays a critical role in determining the legislative agenda of the Missouri House,” said Cierpiot, R-Lee’s Summit. “We have a great deal of work ahead of us, but I’m confident we can advances policies that will improve the quality of life for all Missouri families.”
The Assistant Majority Floor Leader works in conjunction with the Majority Floor Leader to set the legislative calendar and determine which legislation makes it to the floor for debate and when. The Assistant Majority Floor Leader also helps control the flow of business on the House floor and is considered the fourth highest position in the hierarchy of the Missouri House of Representatives.
“The people of Missouri have spoken loudly and clearly by giving us the largest Republican majority in state history,” said Cierpiot. “They want small but efficient government that makes fiscally responsible decisions with their tax dollars and has a commitment to creating an environment where good-paying jobs are plentiful. Over the next two years I will work with my colleagues in the House to make our great state even greater.”
Cierpiot will officially assume his duties as Assistant Majority Floor Leader when the 97th General Assembly convenes in January.