Brian Kolb was re-elected the leader of the Assembly Republicans on Tuesday and is set to continue his post as the minority leader in the chamber when the Legislature convenes in January for the 2019 legislative session.

Kolb has led the Assembly GOP conference since 2009.

“Our voice is always going to be what’s in the best interest of the taxpayer,” Kolb said in an interview about the unanimous vote.

He pointed to challenges ranging from mass transit, infrastructure and special education.

But Republicans are also firmly in the wilderness in state government, with Republicans in the state Senate losing their majority and joining Assembly Republicans out of power.

Assembly Republicans for the last several decades have staked out a loyal opposition role in the chamber in which they are vastly outnumbered.

“We’re going to be the voice of reason for the taxpayer,” Kolb said. “You can’t over tax, you can’t overspend.”