TERRY KILGORE WILL NOT BECOME SPEAKER, BUT WILL NOW TRY TO BECOME MAJORITY LEADER OF HOUSE OF DELEGATES
Delegate Terry Kilgore will not be Speaker of the House of Delegates, but he has been endorsed for Majority Leader. Kilgore announced last Wednesday, November 3, that he would throw his hat into the ring to become the Speaker of the House of Delegates, after Republicans took over the majority of the body. The House Minority Leader Todd Gilbert announced on Thursday that he would seek the position as well. On Friday, the two came to an understanding and have endorsed each other for separate jobs. Their letter said, "Todd is proud to endorse Terry for Majority Leader, and Terry is proud to endorse Todd for Speaker." The caucus will meet on November 14 to settle final leadership nominations and prep for the upcoming session and house majority as newly-elected delegates enter office.