On September 15, 2010, House Speaker-Designate Dean Cannon (R-Winter Park) designated two representatives to fill key leadership posts, presuming the Republicans maintain control of the chamber in the November elections.
Rep. Cannon designated Rep. Gary Aubuchon (R-Cape Coral) to serve as Rules Chair. In that role, Rep. Aubuchon will be in charge of the flow of legislative business. A home builder and real estate broker, Rep. Aubuchon also was the coordinator of the House's review of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, and would be expected to play a major role in any oil-spill-related legislation.
Rep. Denise Grimsley (R-Lake Placid), who chaired Health Care Appropriations in the 2008 – 2010 biennium, will be Full Appropriations Chair under Rep. Cannon. She will be the first woman to lead the House budget process. She is a registered nurse and a citrus grower.