By Trey Delida, Cody Porter and Lexington Souers

Sen. Bill Ferguson

Maryland | Senate President | CSG East Co-Chair

A native of Silver Spring, Maryland, Ferguson now represents District 46, located entirely in Baltimore City. In 2020, he was elected as Senate president, becoming the second youngest elected to the role in state history. Ferguson also serves as chair of the Legislative Policy Committee and as a member of several other committees, including the Rules and Executive Nominations committees, as well as the Legislative Redistricting Advisory Commission. 

Delegate Adrienne Jones

Maryland | Speaker of the House | CSG East Co-Chair

Jones joined the Maryland House of Representatives more than 20 years ago. Upon her election as speaker in 2019, she became both the first woman and African American elected to serve this role in the House. Jones is co-chair of the Legislative Policy Committee and serves on the Spending Affordability Committee, among others.

Sen. Bill Reineke

Ohio | CSG Midwest Chair

Following three terms in the Ohio House of Representatives, Reineke was elected in 2020 to represent the Senate’s 26th District. His commitment to workforce development is captured through his work as a member of the Governor’s Executive Workforce Board. Reineke’s other contributions have come as chair of the Energy and Public Utilities Committee and as vice chair of the Transportation Committee. 

Senate President/Lt. Gov. Craig Blair

West Virginia | CSG South Chair

Blair, a 22-year veteran of state government in West Virginia, was unanimously elected as Senate president in 2021 and again in 2023. With the role comes the added responsibility of serving as lieutenant governor. First elected to the House of Delegates in 2002, Blair served four terms before getting elected to serve Senate District 15 in 2012. Currently the Rules Committee chair, his past committee work includes chairing the Finance Committee and serving as majority whip. 

Sen. Bill Hansell

Oregon | CSG West Chair

Having served over 40 years in elected office, on both local and state levels, Hansell is no stranger to public service. He is currently serving his third four-year term representing one of the largest districts in the Oregon Legislature. Before his election to the state Senate in 2012, Hansell worked for three decades as Umatilla County commissioner, and served as president of the National Association of Counties. 

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