U.S. Senator Jerry Moran, a republican from Kansas, has been elected unanimously to serve as the Chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) for the 113th U.S. Congress.
Senator Moran released the following statement:
“I would like to express gratitude to my colleagues for giving me the opportunity to serve as Chairman of the NRSC. The most important thing that determines the success of Republicans in 2014 is governing well today and representing the values and philosophies of our constituents. In this new role, I will work to recruit the most qualified and dynamic candidates and raise the resources necessary to make a difference in the next election.
“Before pursuing this position, I spoke with Senator Bob Dole about his time representing Kansas in the United States Senate. We discussed both the challenges and opportunities that accompanied his role in Senate leadership and how he used his leadership post to better represent Kansas. Though my new position will bring additional responsibility, I am deeply committed to fulfilling my duties as a senator to promote the interests and values of Kansas. I look forward to working with Leader McConnell and others within our Conference to make certain we make the right decisions for Kansans and all Americans.”
Moran, born in Great Bend and raised in Plainville, served in the Kansas Senate (1989-1997) where he was the majority leader for his final two years. In 1996 he was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives for the “Big 1st” district in Kansas. He served six terms before being elected to the U.S. Senate by a landslide in 2010.