Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Senate majority leader Morse takes committee chairmanship from embattled Williams

Sen. Suzanne Williams, D-Aurora, has lost the chairmanship of the Senate Transportation Committee.

The veteran legislator was involved in a fatal car accident in Texas on Dec. 26, 2010, and majority leader John Morse, D-Colorado Springs, said that he thinks Williams needs the time to focus on her family and the aftermath of the incident.

She had been appointed to lead the committee after the November election.

Instead, Sen. Evie Hudak, D-Westminster, will lead it.

Williams, 65, is in her last term as a senator. She previously served four terms in the state House of Representatives.