The following is Governor Laura Kelly’s statement regarding the results of Monday’s Kansas House and Senate Leadership elections:

“I send my congratulations to the newly elected House and Senate Leadership in the Kansas Statehouse: Senate President-elect Ty Masterson , Senate Vice President-elect Rick Wilborn, Senate Majority Leader-elect Gene Suellentrop, Assistant Majority Leader-elect Larry Alley, Senate Majority Whip-elect Richard Hilderbrand, Senate Minority Leader-elect Dinah Sykes, Senate Assistant Minority Leader Oletha Faust-Goudeau, Senate Minority Whip-elect Pat Pettey, House Speaker Ron Ryckman, House Majority Leader Dan Hawkins, House Speaker Pro Tem Blaine Finch, House Assistant Majority Leader Les Mason, House Majority Whip Blake Carpenter, House Minority Leader Tom Sawyer, House Assistant Minority Leader-elect Jason Probst, and House Minority Whip-elect Stephanie Clayton.

“I look forward to working together on the issues that matter to Kansans: funding schools, keeping Kansans healthy and increasing access to affordable health care, building a stronger infrastructure, and continuing down the path to economic recovery.”