Assembly Republicans meet in open caucus for four hours Monday as they elect new leaders for their chamber.
Assembly Speaker Robin Vos of Rochester holds on to his leadership position by a unanimous vote of his caucus. Vos was first elected to the Assembly in 2004. He was not challenged for his job.
Jim Steineke of Kaukauna is the new majority leader — the second most powerful position in the Assembly after the speaker. He was first elected to the Assembly in 2010. Former Representative Bill Kramer of Waukesha was the majority leader before being ousted amid a sexual assault scandal and replaced by Pat Strachota of West Bend, who didn’t seek re-election.
Dan Knodl of Germantown is now the assistant majority leader for the upcoming legislative session. He was first elected to the Assembly in 2008. Steineke currently serves in that post but will move on to the role of majority leader.
The inauguration of the 102nd Wisconsin State Assembly is slated for January 5, 2015