INDIANAPOLIS -- House Republicans on Monday chose Fishers Rep. Todd Huston to take over the House Speaker post in March.
Current House Speaker Brian Bosma is not seeking re-election and will step down as speaker at the end of session -- then fully resigning in May.
“I think our caucus has chosen the right person to lead our state into the future,” said Rep. Matt Lehman, R-Berne.
Huston was the only candidate and was tapped unanimously by the caucus.
“We are going to be aggressive in moving this state forward but in a way that brings honor to this building,” he said.
Huston was first elected in 2012 and has handled some tough fiscal issues – from expanding gambling and the state budget to workforce needs and economic development legislation.
He most recently co-chaired the House Ways and Means Committee, but this year will instead spend his time learning the ropes of the Speaker position directly from Bosma. The speaker presides over the session every day, but his administrative duties are far greater.
“Todd Huston is a home run pick for Indiana House Speaker. He has proven himself a strong leader and has touched so many facets of state government through the budget process,” said Gov. Eric Holcomb. “Having a year to learn from Speaker Bosma will prove invaluable. I look forward to working with him and Sen. (Rodric) Bray going forward.”