JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Rep. Denny Hoskins, R-Warrensburg, has been selected 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 if the Speaker of the House is absent.
“I eagerly anticipate taking a leadership position within the House,” said Hoskins. “There is no higher honor then being recognized by your colleges. 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 16 - 17 in St. Louis. The Position of Speaker Pro Tem was vacated when the previous Speaker Pro Tem, Jason Smith, was elected to Congress for the 8th District. The official vote for Speaker Pro Tem will be taken September 11th, during the annual veto session.