He will serve as the Caucus Deputy Leader in the Senate.
"Well, I'm going to be working with other leadership team members on caucus tactics, strategy and raising funds. The goal is to elect leaders that will champion principles to make Oregon a more prosperous place to live."
Knopp has served in Republican leadership positions before. In 2003, he was the House Republican Majority Leader.
Knopp says its good for central Oregon to have lawmakers in these leadership positions to have more of a say in Salem.