Kansas Governor Sam Brownback today issued the following statement after legislative leadership elections in the Kansas Senate and Kansas House of Representatives.

“Congratulations to those elected on the trust given you by both your peers and the people of Kansas. I know Senate President Wagle, Minority Leader Hensley, Speaker-elect Ryckman, and Minority Leader-elect Ward will carry out their duties faithfully. I look forward to working with all legislators during the upcoming session as together we work to make Kansas the best state in America to raise a family and grow a business.”

The Kansas Legislature reconvenes on Jan. 9, 2017.