“Congratulations to Sen. John Braun. This is a well-earned honor for someone who has been at the center of many of the key decisions that have impacted our state in recent years.

“I have frequently found myself in deep policy debates with Sen. Braun on the Senate floor and at numerous negotiating tables. And although we have had differences of opinion on many issues, he has always shown himself to be a thoughtful, honest, and hard-working legislator.

“As we enter a critical moment in our state’s history, I look forward to working together with Sen. Braun and his entire team to find solutions that help families, small businesses, and everyone in our state to successfully recover from this health and economic crisis.”