Amy Koch is state Senate’s first woman majority leader

The new Republican majority in the Minnesota state Senate has elected Sen. Amy Koch of Buffalo as majority leader.

Koch, who was elected to her second full term Tuesday, will be the state’s first woman to hold gthe post. She led the group’s election efforts and was rewarded for her success.

David Senjem of Rochester had been minority leader last session but took himself out of the running for the top post.

Comments (4)

  1. Submitted by Joel Gingery on 11/06/2010 - 08:28 pm.

    This is high-quality journalism?
    Who is Amy Koch? And how does someone who has served only one term qualify for the highest party position in the Senate?

  2. Submitted by Thomas Swift on 11/07/2010 - 09:33 am.

    Amy Koch, Senator from Buffalo.

    She led the group’s election efforts and was rewarded for her success.

  3. Submitted by Steve Rose on 11/08/2010 - 06:15 am.

    Yet another diversity milestone the Minnesota DFL will be last to achieve.

  4. Submitted by Brad Robinson on 11/08/2010 - 08:33 am.

    She is a smart, hardworking, friendly home-grown woman from Buffalo. This area is very Republican and she will be around for a long time to come. We around here know her well. I don’t always agree with her education positions, since she is a supporter private schools (she is very involved in our local Catholic School), but should be able to look at most things with a fair degree of honesty. She will not be an extremist ideologue like the 6th District us. Rep.

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