Chris Sprowls announces leadership team for 2021 Session

House Speaker-Designate Chris Sprowls has selected his leadership team for the upcoming Legislative Session.

The Clearwater Republican has tapped Miami Lakes Rep. Bryan Avila as Speaker Pro Tempore and Port Charlotte Rep. Mike Grant as Majority Leader.

Panama City Rep. Jay Trumbull will also take a prominent role as Chair of the Appropriations Committee, taking the helm of budget talks in a year when the the state’s finances are uncertain as the COVID-19 pandemic continues.

Palm Coast Rep. Paul Renner, the expected House Speaker for 2022-2024, will lead the Rules Committee.

Spring Hill Rep. Blaise Ingoglia will chair the Commerce Committee, and Clearwater Republican Rep. Chris Latvala will lead the Education and Employment Committee, expanded to cover workforce and job training. The Health and Human Services Committee will belong to Lakeland Rep. Colleen Burton.

Miami Rep. Daniel Perez, who is expected to be the 2024-2026 House Speaker, will lead the Judiciary Committee.

The State Affairs Committee will belong to Lecanto Rep. Ralph Massullo and Palatka Rep. Bobby Payne will chair the Ways and Means Committee. Vero Beach Republican Rep. Erin Grall will helm the Public Integrity and Elections Committee.

Rep. Tom Leek will lead the Pandemics and Public Emergencies Committee and the

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