State Senate President Jeff Kessler, D-Marshall, is keeping his leadership team and major committee chairs intact now that he has been confirmed as leader of the Senate.
Joe Minard, D-Harrison, will remain president pro tempore. John Unger, D-Berkeley, will majority leader and Richard Browning, D-Wyoming, majority whip.
Committee chairs are Corey Palumbo, D-Kanawha, Judiciary; Roman Prezioso, D-Marion, Finance; Herb Snyder, D-Jefferson, Government Organization; Ron Stollings, D-Boone, Health and Human Resources; and Robert Plymale, D-Wayne, Education.
Kessler had been acting Senate president for about a year while then-President Earl Ray Tomblin was acting as governor. After Tomblin was elected in October to fill the vacancy in the governor's office, Kessler was elected Senate president on Nov. 12.