Excellence in State Legislative Leadership Award.President Pro Tempore president pro tem·po·re
n. pl. presidents pro tempore
The senator who presides over the U.S. Senate in the absence of the Vice President. of the Virginia Senate John Chichester received the nation's top state legislative honor--the 2005 Excellence in State Legislative Leadership Award.
Each year, the National Conference of State Legislatures
The abbreviation NCSL redirects here. For the British educational institution see National College for School Leadership.
The National Conference of State Legislatures and the State Legislative Leadership Foundation honor a leader who has shown a commitment to protecting and strengthening the institution of the state legislature.
"Senator Chichester embodies the qualities of a truly great leader," said NCSL Executive Director William Pound. "His integrity, his vision, and his ability to unify, even in arduous times, make him an icon of effective diplomacy."
Chichester's nominators point to his courage in championing a restructuring of the tax code to reform Virginia's finances in 2004.
"This is a supreme honor," Chichester said. "I am both appreciative and humbled to receive this award, and it is to be shared equally with the Governor of Virginia The Governor of Virginia serves as the chief executive of the Commonwealth of Virginia for a four-year term. The position is currently held by Democrat Tim Kaine. Qualifications , the House of Delegates House of Delegates
The lower house of the state legislature in Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia. and the Virginia Senate. We all worked together to change our state's tax code and, in doing so, retained Virginia's AAA AAA: see American Automobile Association.
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Chichester received a plaque and a $10,000 check made payable to the charity of his choice, the Central Rappahannock Regional Library.