floor leader

noun

Definition of floor leader 

: a member of a legislative body chosen by a party to have charge of its organization and strategy on the floor

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The most high-profile race involves a high school math teacher who is running against Republican Jonathan Shell, state House majority floor leader. Melissa Daniels, BostonGlobe.com, "Teachers who led strikes now turning focus to elections," 17 May 2018 The most high-profile race involves a high school math teacher who is running against Republican Jonathan Shell, state House majority floor leader. Washington Post, "Teachers channel momentum from strikes into midterm races," 17 May 2018 In 2015, he was elected by his colleagues to be Senate majority floor leader, the second highest ranking job in the chamber. Jason Hancock, kansascity, "Gov. Parson picks his replacement as lieutenant governor, reopening a legal debate," 18 June 2018 As Bill Daley said, the council floor leader for Mayors Rich and Rahm is Alderman Patrick O’Connor. Ben Joravsky, Chicago Reader, "Who's telling the truth in the Rahm-Daley feud?," 4 May 2018 White said of the Gators’ floor leader, who averaged 11 points and six assists last season. Matt Murschel, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Gators try to remain healthy while pushing to improve this offseason," 1 July 2018 When Tilley was majority floor leader in the House, Parson was appointed chairman of the powerful House rules committee. Jason Hancock, kansascity, "Who has the ear of Gov. Mike Parson? Meet his inner circle," 20 June 2018 Shell, who has served in the Kentucky House since 2013, became majority floor leader in late 2016 at age 29 and was considered a rising young star among Kentucky Republicans. Katie Reilly, Time, "This Teacher Beat Kentucky's House Majority Leader in the GOP Primary. Then He Went Back to School," 23 May 2018 The most high-profile race is in central Kentucky, where high school math teacher R. Travis Brenda is challenging Shell, the House majority floor leader. Adam Beam, The Seattle Times, "In Kentucky, an early test of teachers’ new political power," 12 May 2018

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1899, in the meaning defined above

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