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As we convene the 2023 regular session, I would like first to wish you a happy new year. I honored to once again serve as Senate majority floor leader; the longest-serving Republican majority floor leader in state history. This 2023 legislative session kicked off on a storm-filled Tuesday with heavy rains and high winds. Floor activity on day one of session felt like a whirlwind itself, as the body welcomed new members along with their closest friends and family who were special guests in the Senate chamber and gallery.
Senator Damon Thayer, R-Georgetown, has been awarded the 2022 County Advocate award from the Kentucky Association of Counties (KACo) for his leadership and responsiveness to county needs. “Leader Thayer understands the vital role counties play in the commonwealth,” said KACo Executive Director and CEO Jim Henderson. “He works closely with the elected county officials in his own district, and he always has an open door for KACo to be heard. There has never been a time that I’ve reached out to Leader Thayer that he wasn’t immediately responsive. We are extremely grateful to have such a valued relationship in the Senate.”
FRANKFORT, Ky. (December 8, 2022) – Senate President Robert Stivers and Senate leadership announced 2023-24 Senate Majority Caucus member committee assignments on Monday. Senate Majority Floor Leader Damon Thayer, R-Georgetown, has been appointed to the Administrative Regulation Review Subcommittee. He will continue his service as a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, Licensing and Occupations Committee and State and Local Government Committee.
FRANKFORT, KY (November 15, 2022) — Senator Damon Thayer (R-Georgetown), the longest serving Republican Senate Majority Floor Leader in state history, has been re-elected to the role by acclimation after being unchallenged by any of his Senate colleagues. Previous Republican Majority Floor leaders include former Senator Dan Kelly and current Senate President Robert Stivers.
Shorter days and colder temperatures are evidence of autumn and the impending arrival of the holiday season. Kentucky residents from communities across the bluegrass have completed, or will complete, their civic duty by visiting their local polling station and casting votes for those they wish to represent them in local, state and federal office. Having exercised our sacred voting rights on November 8, we celebrate the very individuals who defend the rights unique to American citizens.
When our commonwealth and state government were founded in 1792, the world was much different than it is today. We live in a world where information travels rapidly, breaking news is at our fingertips, and we travel with ease in comparison to the days of horses and buggies. Our nation and state’s founding principles remain the same: self-governance and a government of, by and for the people.
We continue to build on the momentum created by the Republican Majority. Important legislation has been passed to ensure the safety of our schools, provide pension relief for quasi-governmental entities and regional universities, and we continued to defend the unborn. Though we have a new governor, rest assured that the priorities of the Legislature remain the same. We will continue to champion responsible policies and work toward the betterment of the Commonwealth. The laws passed in 2020 will contribute to the well-being of our state for years to come.Meet Damon On the Issues