State senators like back-of-the-chamber seats for better camera angles

State Sen. David Senjem, a Rochester Republican, was asked by a high school student recently about the seating arrangements in the Senate chambers.

Senjem replied that it’s all political.

According to the Rochester Post-Bulletin, Senjem explained that the majority party sets the seating policy and always chooses the back rows for its own members:

“It has to do with camera angles,” Senjem said.

The seats farther back in the chamber offer camera angles that are more flattering for senators — especially those with bald heads, he said.

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