A St. Louis County state lawmaker has been elected by his House GOP colleagues as the Speaker-designee for 2023.
State Rep. Dean Plocher (R-Des Peres) is currently the House Majority Floor Leader, and will remain in that role until December 2022.
Republicans currently control the House 113-49. The full House will take a formal vote on Speaker in January 2023.
Term-limited House Speaker Rob Vescovo will continue as Speaker until then.