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.