by Barry Smith
House Republicans have selected Rep. John Bell, R-Wayne, as their new majority leader.
Bell, who previously was the caucus’ majority whip, replaces former Rep. Mike Hager, R-Rutherford, who resigned earlier this summer.
The GOP caucus elected Rep. Dean Arp, R-Union, to take Bell’s place as majority whip.
“I am excited for Reps. Bell and Arp to serve in these new roles,” House Speaker Tim Moore, R-Cleveland, said in a statement. “The House caucus is proud to have elected these new leaders as we move toward November with a strong, unified caucus.”