The member for Biggar-Saskatchewan Valley now has a new role to tackle - Speaker of the Saskatchewan Legislature.
Randy Weekes won the vote to become the new Speaker at the legislature Monday. Members of the legislature cast their votes for Speaker during the noon hour.
Weekes won out over five other candidates including the incumbent Speaker Mark Docherty. Weekes has been a member of the Assembly for the Sask. Party since 1999.
Upon the announcement of his election, Weekes took the Speaker’s chair and pledged to put aside all partisanship in carrying out his new duties as Speaker.
The Legislative session formally begins Monday afternoon at 2 p.m. with the reading of the Speech from the Throne by Lieutenant-Governor Russ Mirasty.