As posted earlier, there will be an election for speaker. I re-emphasize the word election, rather than a selection or a coronation. I am told that Larry O’Neal will be a candidate, but there are expected to be others. Potential other candidates include Jan Jones, John Lunsford, and David Ralston though I believe those names are all speculative at this point.
I am currently unsure the status of both the Speaker Pro Tem’s postion and the Majority Leader’s position. While they currently are occupied, they may not have the same people in those seats after the next caucus meeting. The Pro Tem position currently held by Burkhalter is expected to be vacant. Keen’s Majority Leader status is not up for election and a resignation is not expected at this time.