Indiana House Republicans Monday unanimously named State Representative Todd Huston of Fishers Speaker-elect. He will take the place of current Speaker Brian Bosma near the end of the next legislative session.
Bosma announced on Organization Day he was stepping down as Speaker. Republican lawmakers held their caucus at the Statehouse.
Huston says he plans to listen and work with the members in the decision-making process.
First elected in 2012, Huston represents House District 37, which includes Fishers and a portion of Hamilton County. Bosma announced that Huston will no longer serve as co-chair of House Ways and Means, but he will remain a member of the committee. Huston authored the state’s structurally balanced budget (HEA1001), which included a record investment in education funding with $763 million in new money for K-12.
Huston previously served on the Hamilton Southeastern School Board, Hamilton Southeastern Schools Foundation Board, Fishers Planning Commission and Indiana Leadership Forum Board of Directors. Additionally, former Gov. Mitch Daniels twice called on Huston to serve the state, first with a four-year term as a member of the Indiana State Board of Education, and from 2006 to 2009 as a member of the Indiana Education Roundtable.
You can hear Bosma and Huston in the Leon-Tailored Audio above.
Each segment runs for about 14 minutes.