For Immediate Release
November 11, 2020
Contact: Representative Tyler August
Representative August Elected Speaker Pro Tempore
GOP Leadership Position is Second Highest in State Assembly
MADISON…Representative Tyler August (R-Lake Geneva) announced today that he will once again serve as the Assembly Speaker Pro Tempore. August was chosen by his peers on a unanimous vote to serve in the State Assembly’s second highest constitutional office.
“I look forward to once again presiding over the State Assembly to ensure our floor sessions are efficient and fair,” said August. “I’m truly humbled by the support I have received from my fellow legislators.”
The primary role of the Speaker Pro Tempore includes presiding over the State Assembly when it is in session. The position requires a keen knowledge of the Assembly Rules as well as the diplomatic skills to work with the other side of the aisle to ensure the Assembly operates efficiently.
“It is important every representative has their voice heard on the Assembly floor regardless of which side of the aisle they sit on,” explained August. “The integrity of the institution will always come before politics.”
As Speaker Pro Tempore, August is also a member of the Assembly Republican leadership team. After the most recent legislative elections, the Republicans continue to hold the majority in the Assembly. August said he looks forward to building upon past accomplishments, including getting Wisconsin back on the right track after residents have faced challenging events in 2020. August has served as the Speaker Pro Tempore since 2013. August will be formally selected by a full vote of the Assembly along with the Speaker on inauguration day.