Due to his previous success, it has been said that Gephardt would have been easily returned as Minority Leader if he had decided to stay on. During his tenure as mayor, Lugar served as the president of the National League of Cities in and gave the keynote address at the Republican National Convention. I strongly believe that the veterinary profession should look after colleagues who find themselves in difficulty, whether this be as a result of civil litigation, allegations of professional misconduct or through ill health or other misfortune. House Minority Leader — Lally holds a bachelor of arts in music business and a masters of arts in communication from the University of Miami. Nominee Edward Winn.