Jim and Barb Abeler are front and center in this photo, taken February 22nd at Jim’s swearing in ceremony. This was the first swearing in at the new Senate Office Building – the room shown will be the temporary Senate chamber while the Capitol renovation is completed. As you can see, the ceremony was very well attended. GOP leaders included Sen. David Hann (Minority Leader), Sen. Warren Limmer (far left) and former GOP State Chair Chuck Slocum. Senate President Sen. Sandra Pappas presided.