Montana lawmakers select leaders for 2023 legislative session
On Wednesday, Senate Republicans selected Sen. Jason Ellsworth, R-Hamilton, to serve as president. He defeated Sen. Keith Regier, R-Kalispell.
On the House side, Republicans chose Rep. Matt Regier, R-Kalispell, to serve as speaker, over Rep. Casey Knudsen, R-Malta. Regier previously ran for speaker in 2020, against the eventual winner, Rep. Wylie Galt, R-Martinsdale.