Posted: Nov 14, 2012 1:06 PM by Marnee Banks - MTN News
Updated: Nov 14, 2012 1:07 PM
HELENA - Montana Legislators elected their leadership today.
Republican Senator Jeff Essmann will lead his party as Senate president. He ousted the president from the 2011 session Jim Peterson from Buffalo.
Also leading Republicans in the Senate is Art Wittich from Bozeman. He will serve as majority leader.
Senate Democrats will be led by Jon Sesso from Butte as Minority leader.
Over in the House, Representative Mark Blasdel from Somers was elected Speaker of the House.
Representative Gordy Vance will serve as Majority Leader in the House.
Representative Chuck Hunter will serve as Minority Leader in the House.