From: Wayne Niederhauser
To: Senate Republicans,
Subject: Upcoming Leadership Elections
Date: Fri Aug 29 23:19:03 MDT 2014

Dear Colleague,

It has been my pleasure to serve as senate president for the past two years.  Thank you for your trust and support. The senate has led the way on many issues because of strong, talented individuals like you working well as a group. Together, we have the expertise and experience to serve the state in a remarkable manner.

It would be an honor to serve as senate president for another term.  I will be running again and would appreciate your vote. I am committed to continue a transparent, collaborative and forward-thinking approach to leadership.  We have worked diligently to maintain an atmosphere where reasonable and respectful statesmanship tends to prevail. Yes, there have been glitches but mostly I believe we have done great work together.

We'll discuss the timing and logistics of leadership elections during our September interim meetings.

Thank you for your hard work and dedication, and for giving me the opportunity to serve!