Ross Appointed to Committees; Accepts New Senate Leadership Post

January 26, 2015

Boston – Senator Richard J. Ross has been appointed to serve as an Assistant Senate Minority Leader for the 2015-2016 legislative session.

On Wednesday, January 21st the Senate adopted new Senate rules changes to expand minority party committee participation and floor leadership. The Senate Committee on Ethics and Rules was also subsequently split into two separate committees. Senator Ross now serves as the Ranking Member on the Senate Committee on Ethics.

“I am honored to accept this appointment as Assistant Minority Leader in addition to my appointment to several crucial committees,” said Senator Ross. “I look forward to getting to work and fighting for my constituents across the Norfolk, Bristol, and Middlesex District.”

Senator Ross was appointed to the Joint Committee on Public Health and will continue serving on the Senate Committee on Ways and Means, as well as the Joint Committees on Higher Education, Judiciary, Mental Health and Substance Abuse, and Public Safety and Homeland Security.

Since being elected to the Senate in 2010, Senator Ross has previously served as the Ranking Republican of the Ways and Means Committee, Minority Whip, and Assistant Minority Whip.

Please contact the office of Senator Ross with any questions or concerns at (617) 722-1555 or


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