The Wisconsin Assembly has chosen Republican Tyler August as the body's new speaker pro tempore.
August as the body's new speaker pro tempore.
August, of Lake Geneva, succeeds Rep. Bill Kramer, a Waukesha Republican. Assembly Republicans elected Kramer majority leader last month after former Majority Leader Scott Suder resigned.
The speaker pro tempore presides over debate during Assembly floor sessions.
The Assembly unanimously approved August as speaker pro tempore at the outset of Tuesday's session. Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Michael Gableman swore him in.