With Rep. Steve Court’s ascension to majority leader, other lawmakers have been appointed to fill the seats he has left vacant on various committees.
Rep. Tom Forese, R-Gilbert, will be taking his place as chairman of the House Higher Education, Innovation and Reform Committee, with Rep. Brenda Barton, R-Safford, replacing Forese as vice-chair.
“I’m looking forward to this, this is going to be fabulous,” Barton said.
Forese couldn’t be reached for comment.
Rep. Justin Olson, R-Mesa, will be replacing Court as vice-chairman of the Appropriations Committee and newly-appointed Rep. Justin Pierce, R-Mesa, will be taking a seat on the House Education Committee.
Pierce has also been appointed as vice-chairman of the Technology and Infrastructure Committee and as a member of the Health and Human Services Committee.