Sen. Joe Fain (R-Auburn, 47th Legislative District) was unanimously re-elected to his position as majority floor leader during the Majority Coalition Caucus reorganization meeting in Yakima on Monday.
As majority floor leader, Fain determines the flow of legislation through the Senate and when bills will come for a vote.
Fain, in his second term representing Auburn, is now the top-ranking member of the state Senate from the central Puget Sound area.
In addition, Senator-Elect Mark Miloscia (R-Federal Way) was unanimously selected to serve as deputy whip and is the only freshman member of the Majority Coalition to serve in elected leadership.
As deputy whip, Miloscia serves on the Senate's leadership team and is responsible for moving legislation through the caucus
Committee assignments for all Senators will be finalized in the next few weeks. The Legislature convenes for a 105-day session on Jan. 12.