Indiana Republican, Democrats Pick House Leaders

Both parties caucused on Wednesday to select their leaders for the 121st General Assembly.

(Indianapolis, Ind.) – Indiana House Republicans and Democrats have elected their respective House leaders.

Indiana House Republicans met at the Statehouse Wednesday to elect their new leadership team for the 121st General Assembly.

Member re-elected State Rep. Brian Bosma to a historic sixth term as Speaker of the House.

"This session, House Republicans are focused on fueling Indiana’s economic momentum and delivering another structurally balanced state budget while funding our state’s critical priorities," Bosma said. "I look forward to working alongside strong leaders in the House and Senate, and Governor Holcomb as we keep our state moving in the right direction.”

Republicans also elected Greg Steuerwald of Avon as Majority Caucus Chair, his first term in the position, and Matt Lehman of Berne was re-elected as Majority Floor Leader.

Indiana House Democrats also caucused on Wednesday to select their leadership team for the 2019-2020 legislative sessions.

Terry Goodin, of Austin, is out as the Democratic leader in the House after just two years. The new minority party leader is Phil GiaQuinta of Fort Wayne.

“I am honored that my colleagues in the House Democratic Caucus have chosen me to be their leader. I am pleased that our caucus was able to pick up seats in Tuesday’s election, but I feel that we can do more to ensure that all Hoosiers are given a voice in their state government. We have a growing number of diverse voices in the House Democratic Caucus, and I intend to use their skills to provide a vision of how government can work for the people of Indiana. We will begin to articulate that vision in the 2019 legislative session.”

The House Democratic Caucus Chair is Mara Reardon of Munster and the Floor Leader will be Cherrish Pryor of Indianapolis.

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