Backlund earns party leadership role
Rep. Bill Backlund of the 45th District has been appointed vice chairman of the House Republican caucus by House Speaker Clyde Ballard.
The caucus vice chairman is responsible for assisting the chair in running caucus meetings and serving as a member of the House Republican caucus leadership team.
Backlund will continue to serve as vice chairman of the House Health Care Committee and as a member of the House Transportation Committee, House Trade and Economic Development Committee and House Rules Committee.
He has also been named to the Joint Administrative Rules Review Committee.