Republican Representative Mike McLane of Powell Butte is now the Deputy Leader of the Republican caucus in the Oregon House.
McLane says his new duties will keep him very busy, especially this year. "You're part of the leadership team that sets the agenda for the Republican House caucus. And right now, of course, campaigns are at the forefront and so a lot of the effort is getting out and helping candidates get their message out and help them fund raise and stay encouraged in what is a long election cycle."
McLane says right now, he's just being a good teammate to those Republicans up for election or re-election.
He says the strong leadership coming from Central Oregon bodes well for getting our voice heard in future legislative sessions. Republican Andy Olson of Albany was chosen as the Leader of the House GOP.