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Description of Role

  • The Speaker of the House is the presiding officer in the House of Representatives. 
  • This person will control and preside over all debate in the House Chamber. 
  • The Speaker will receive training into the mechanics of running debate, but must have a clear understanding of parliamentary procedure, and be able to speak comfortably in front of a group. 
  • This role is one of the 3 major positions of the Youth in Government program. 
  • The Speaker of the House must be prepared to conduct the business of the House with up to 151 members of the House of Representatives.


  • Contact the real Speaker of the House about use of his/her office, and to see if they would be interested in speaking at our opening session.
  • Preside over all debate in the. Recognize who will speak during debate.
  • Preside and rule on all motions and votes on the floor of the House.
  • Be neutral and fair in allowing all sides of an issue a chance to speak on an issue.
  • Attend the Leadership Training on Thursday afternoon


 Attend the Leadership Session:

  • MUST ATTEND LEADERSHIP SESSION, information about the session will be mailed to you prior to the event.



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