House Republicans Unanimously Elect Waller as Leader

DENVER—Today, House Republicans unanimously elected state Rep. Mark Waller, R-Colorado Springs, to lead them into the 69th General Assembly, which begins January 9, 2013. House Republicans also elected the following members to leadership positions: state Rep. Libby Szabo, R-Arvada, as Assistant Minority Leader; state Rep. Kathleen Conti, R-Littleton, as Caucus Chair; and state Rep. Kevin Priola, R-Henderson, as Caucus Whip.


“As we head into the 69th General Assembly, House Republicans will continue our focus on job creation, economic recovery and prioritizing more money for education,” said Minority Leader Waller. “We look forward to continuing to work together with our friends across the aisle to build a better Colorado for our state’s hardworking families.”


Speaker Frank McNulty, R-Highlands Ranch, who did not seek a leadership position added: “I am very proud of our House Republican caucus and congratulate Reps. Waller, Szabo, Conti, and Priola on their leadership election this morning. Our House GOP showed over the last two years that Republicans and Democrats can work together. My priorities remain the same – to help create an environment for job creation and to focus on prioritizing funding to ensure a quality education for all of Colorado’s students.”