Libous Steps Down From Leadership Post

08.06.13 | Bob Price

Senate Republican leader Dean Skelos praised the 60 year-old Libous for helping the GOP return to its only bastion of power in state government despite a Democratic enrollment advantage of nearly 2:1. Libous is the deputy majority leader, where he runs the Senate floor debates and helps develop and execute Republican strategy. He has prostate cancer, and said recently that he'll decide on his political future in the coming months. Young is chairwoman of the Senate housing committee and the Legislative Commission on Rural Resources. She was first elected to the chamber in 2005 and continues to be one of its few women members.