By Jerry Cornfield
Republicans in the state House of Representatives are keeping the core of their leadership team together for 2013.
Today, at a meeting in Cle Elum, they re-elected Rep. Richard DeBolt, R-Chehalis, as House Minority Leader and Rep. Joel Kretz, R-Wauconda, as deputy leader. DeBolt has served as minority leader since 2006.
Rep. Dan Kristiansen, R-Snohomish, won a third term as chairman of the caucus, a role which requires him to preside over the hours of closed-door meetings before floor votes on bills.
Kristiansen will be serving his sixth term in the 39th Legislative District which encompasses parts of east Snohomish and Skagit counties.
You can learn more about the GOP team here.