Rep. Mike Moyle of Star, was elected speaker of the Idaho House on Wednesday night, defeating Rep. Jason Monks of Meridian.
Previous Speaker Scott Bedke was elected lieutenant governor in November; in that role, he’ll preside over the Senate starting in January.
The House GOP leadership elections were held during a two-hour closed-door caucus in the state Capitol’s Lincoln Auditorium on Wednesday evening.
In the race for majority leader, Rep. Megan Blanksma was the winner. House GOP caucus chair is Dustin Manwaring of Pocatello.