(From Rep. Denny Hoskins, R-Warrensburg)
Rep. Denny Hoskins, R-Warrensburg, has been selected by his colleagues as the Republican Caucus nominee for Speaker Pro Tem of the Missouri House of Representatives.
Speaker Pro Tem is the second highest leadership position in the House and is responsible for all House proceedings in the absence of the Speaker of the House.
“I eagerly anticipate taking a leadership position within the House,” said Hoskins. “There is no higher honor than being recognized by your colleagues. I take this position very seriously and hope to use the office of Speaker Pro Tem to better serve my constituents and the entire state of Missouri,” he added.
The vote was taken during the Republican Summer Caucus meeting help August 16th and 17th in St.
Louis Missouri. The Position of Speaker Pro Tem was vacated when the previous Speaker Pro Tem, Jason Smith, was elected to Congress for the 8th District in a special election in June 2013.
The final vote for Speaker Pro Tem will be taken September 11th during the annual veto session, in which both the majority and minority caucuses will participate.