OKLAHOMA CITY – State Rep. Tammy West was elected this week by the House Republican Caucus to serve as caucus chair for the 57th Legislature. Rep. West previously served as caucus vice chair during the 56th Legislature.

The caucus chair organizes and runs the weekly House Republican Caucus meetings, invites speakers and sets the meeting agenda.

“It has been a privilege to serve the caucus as vice chairwoman during the past two years, and I am honored to continue serving,” said West, R-Bethany. “I look at this opportunity as a way to serve the members, much like I serve my own constituents. This job is vitally important if we are going to build coalitions that get the people’s work done.”

The House Republican Caucus will have its largest majority ever in the upcoming session with 76 members.

On January 8, the full House will convene for “Organizational Day” to certify newly elected members and formally elect House leadership. The House will reconvene on February 4 to begin the 2018 legislative session.