McGorty named assistant Republican leader

State Rep. Ben McGorty (R-122) learned Tuesday he will serve on the Judiciary, Environment, and Transportation committees. House Republican Leader Themis Klarides also named McGorty an assistant Republican leader.

“I want to thank House Republican leader, Themis Klarides, for promoting me to be an assistant Republican leader,” said McGorty. “I will continue to work hard this session on behalf of the residents of the 122nd district. We need to move this state in a new direction.”

In an earlier announcement, McGorty was named the co-chair of the Fire and EMS Legislative Caucus. McGorty was elected in 2014 and will be entering his third term when sworn in on Jan. 9.