Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Finch awarded leadership fellowship

By The Herald Staff | 6/10/2013

Freshman lawmaker Blaine Finch was among 37 select legislators chosen to participate in a training program that annually identifies and assists promising state leaders in the Midwest.

State Rep. Finch, R-Ottawa, who serves as the leader of the Kansas House Freshman Republican Caucus, is set to meet with fellow lawmakers from Kansas and 10 other Midwestern states, as well as a few Canadian provinces, Aug. 9-13 in Madison, Wis., for the Council of State Governments’ Bowhay Institute for Legislative Leadership Development.

Freshman lawmaker Blaine Finch was among 37 select legislators chosen to participate in a training program that annually identifies and assists promising state leaders in the Midwest.

State Rep. Finch, R-Ottawa, who serves as the leader of the Kansas House Freshman Republican Caucus, is set to meet with fellow lawmakers from Kansas and 10 other Midwestern states, as well as a few Canadian provinces, Aug. 9-13 in Madison, Wis., for the Council of State Governments’ Bowhay Institute for Legislative Leadership Development.

“The legislatures in the region have benefited greatly from the skills their members have gained through this unique educational experience,” Indiana state Rep. Ed Clere, who serves as the co-chair of the institute’s steering committee, said. “Many of the graduates [of the institute] now hold leadership positions in their states.”

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