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Anthony Nanula
... While serving in the Senate, he served as the Assistant Minority Leader for Policy and Administration, as Ranking Minority Member of the Senate Insurance Committee, as Ranking Minority Member of the Senate Civil ... freshmen senator to be appointed to the Senate Finance Committee and he was a member of the Senate Rules Committee ... Nanula was elected defeating Common Council Minority Leader Kevin Helfer ...
Jack Quinn III
... At the start of 2006, he was appointed as the Ranking Minority Member of the Assembly Judiciary Committee ... He is a former Ranking Minority Member of the Assembly Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Committee and a former Ranking Minority Member of the Assembly Tourism Committee ...

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