New House Minority Leader Is Chosen

Denver (AP) _ Parker Republican Representative Mike May will
succeed Littleton's Joe Stengel as Colorado's House Minority
leader, after Stengel resigned amid questions about his ethics. May defeated Winter Park Representative Al White for the post. Republicans also chose Ted Harvey of Highlands Ranch to fill May's
former position, defeating Fort Collins Representative Bob
Mccluskey. Stengel stepped down as House Minority Leader yesterday, saying questions about the state pay he claimed while on a Hawaiian
vacation were becoming a distraction. May was among three lawmakers who found sufficient grounds for an investigation, leading democratic house speaker andrew romanoff to form a five-member committee. May served as stengel's assistant. The two had been working together and with other republicans to regain control of the house this fall. May says he'll continue that work, but will bring his own style, of leading the GOP in day-to-day operations at the capitol.