Boise, ID.  –  Prior to kicking off the 2018 legislative session, Republican senators in Idaho elected new leadership on Monday.

Senator Chuck Winder was elected as majority leader, via secret ballot vote, Senator Steve Vick was elected assistant majority leader, and Senator Kelly Anthon was elected caucus chairman.

The four openings in the GOP legislative leadership came available when former Senate Majority Leader Bart Davis resigned earlier this year after being appointed to serve as U.S. Attorney for Idaho.

Leadership elections are significant during a legislative session, because who is in charge, often helps decide which issues become priorities and which proposals get consideration during a session.