State Rep. Greg Barreto, who represents Wallowa County, has been re-elected to serve as deputy leader of the Oregon House Republicans heading into the 2018 short legislative session.
Rep. Mike McLane, of Powell Butte, will once again serve as House Republican leader when the session begins Feb. 5, the caucus announced last week.
“We have an excellent leadership team in place headed into the February legislative session,” McLane said in a statement. “I look forward to working alongside them and the rest of my colleagues in the Republican caucus to restore some common sense to our state government.”
Rep. Duane Stark, of Grants Pass, was chosen to take over for Jodi Hack as the Republican whip. Hack, originally from Pendleton, recently resigned from the Legislature to become CEO of the Oregon Home Builders Association.
Three assistant leaders were also appointed by McLane, including Sherrie Sprenger of Scio, Carl Wilson of Grants Pass and Cliff Bentz of Ontario.