Speaker-designate Renner names House leadership team
Florida House Speaker-designate Paul Renner unveiled top leadership positions ahead of a November 22 organizational session.
Rep. Michael Grant, a Port Charlotte businessman, will serve as majority leader, making him responsible for “guiding the Republican Conference and shepherding the Republican agenda throughout committee weeks and the legislative session,” Renner said.
“The best leaders in our process excel at guiding members through the challenges and opportunities they face during their time of service in Tallahassee,” Renner said. “Representative Grant’s skill in moving bills through the legislative process and management of floor debate positions our 85-member supermajority for success.”
Grant said he was “honored” to receive the appointment.
“I look forward to championing his vision to seize this historic moment for Florida and leave our state better off than we found it,” he said.
Rep. Chuck Clemons, a college administrator from Jonesville, will serve as speaker pro tempore.
“When recalling the first time he entered the chamber of the Florida House, Representative Clemons said, ‘I do not deserve to be here,’” Renner recalled. “True leaders have such reflections because they recognize the weight and value of the sacred trust voters place in us.”
Clemons said he was also honored to receive the appointment.
“Speaker-designate Renner will be leading us through a historic moment where all eyes are on the Sunshine State,” Clemons said.