Wyo. Legislature selects leaders
Cheyenne – Party caucuses on Nov. 16-17 resulted in the election of leadership and committee assignments in the Wyoming House of Representatives and Wyoming Senate.
Members of leadership and newly elected legislators will be sworn in during opening ceremonies on the first day of the legislative session, which is slated to begin at 12 noon on Jan. 8.
In the House of Representatives, Rep. Steve Harshman of Casper was elected Speaker of the House; Rep. Eric Barlow of Gillette was elected Majority Floor Leader; Rep. Albert Sommers of Pinedale was elected Speaker Pro Tempore; and Rep. Tyler Lindholm of Sundance was elected Majority Whip.
Rep. Cathy Connolly of Laramie was elected Minority Floor Leader; Rep. Charles Pelkey of Laramie was elected Minority Whip; and Rep. John Freeman of Green River was elected Minority Caucus Chairman.
On the Senate side, Sen. Drew Perkins of Casper was elected President of the Senate; Sen. Dan Dockstader of Afton was elected Majority Floor Leader; and Sen. Ogden Driskill of Devils Tower was elected Vice President.
Sen. Chris Rothfuss of Laramie was elected Minority Floor Leader; Sen. Liisa Anselmi-Dalton of Rock Springs was elected Minority Whip; and Sen. Mike Gierau of Jackson was elected Minority Caucus Chairman.
The following Senate committee assignments have been made for the 65th Wyoming Legislature.
Judiciary – Chairman Tara Nethercott, Liisa Anselmi-Dalton, Brian Boner, R.J. Kost and Michael Von Flatern
Appropriations – Chairman Eli Bebout, Wyatt Agar, Mike Gierau, Larry Hicks and David Kinskey
Revenue – Chairman Cale Case, Fred Baldwin, Bo Biteman, Ogden Driskill and Affie Ellis
Education – Chairman Hank Coe, Affie Ellis, Lynn Hutchings, Bill Landen and Chris Rothfuss
Agriculture, State and Public Lands and Water Resources – Chairman Brian Boner, Anthony Bouchard, R.J. Kost, Glenn Moniz and Cheri Steinmetz
Travel, Recreation, Wildlife and Cultural Resources – Chairman Ogden Driskill, Liisa Anselmi-Dalton, Tom James, Glenn Moniz and Jeff Wasserburger
Corporations, Elections and Political Subdivisions – Chairman Bill Landen, Cale Case, Tara Nethercott, Wendy Schuler and Charles Scott.
Transportation, Highways and Military Affairs – Chairman Michael Von Flatern, Jim Anderson, Lynn Hutchings, Stephen Pappas and Cheri Steinmetz
Minerals, Business and Economic Development – Chairman Jim Anderson, Bo Biteman, Hank Coe, Chris Rothfuss and Jeff Wasserburger
Labor, Health and Social Services – Chairman Charles Scott, Fred Baldwin, Anthony Bouchard, Stephen Pappas Wendy Schuler
The following House committee assignments have been made for the 65th Wyoming Legislature.
Judiciary – Chairman Dan Kirkbride, Sara Burlingame, Chuck Gray, Mark Jennings, Charles Pelkey, Bill Pownall, Tim Salazar, Clark Stith and Art Washut
Appropriations – Chairman Bob Nicholas, Mark Kinner, Lloyd Larsen, Jared Olsen, Andy Schwartz, Albert Sommers and Tom Walters
Revenue – Chairman Dan Zwonitzer, Jim Blackburn, Cathy Connolly, JoAnn Dayton, Tim Hallinan, Dan Laursen, Jim Roscoe, Pat Sweeney and Cyrus Western
Education – Chairman David Northrup, Landon Brown, Cathy Connolly, Jamie Flitner, John Freeman, Jerry Obermueller, Jerry Paxton, Gary Piiparinen and Evan Simpson
Agriculture, State and Public Lands and Water Resources – Chairman Hans Hunt, Stan Blake, Aaron Clausen, Bill Haley, Bill Henderson, Dan Laursen, Evan Simpson, Richard Tass and John Winter
Travel, Recreation, Wildlife and Cultural Resources – Chairman David Miller, Roy Edwards, Jamie Flitner, John Freeman, Bill Haley, Sandy Newsome, Richard Tass, John Winter and Mike Yin
Corporations, Elections and Political Subdivisions– Chairman Tyler Lindholm, Jim Blackburn, Aaron Clausen, Scott Clem, Andrea Clifford, Shelly Duncan, Roy Edwards, Danny Eyre and Dan Furphy
Transportation, Highways and Military Affairs – Chairman John Eklund, Stan Blake, Landon Brown, Tom Crank, Bunky Loucks, Joe MacGuire, Sandy Newsome, Jerry Obermueller and Cyrus Western
Minerals, Business and Economic Development – Chairman Mike Greear, Donald Burkhart, Tom Crank, Shelly Duncan, Danny Eyre, Dan Furphy, Bill Henderson, Bunky Loucks and Joe MacGuire
Labor, Health and Social Services – Chairman Sue Wilson, Eric Barlow, Scott Clem, JoAnn Dayton, Tim Hallinan, Jim Roscoe, Clarence Styvar, Pat Sweeney and Mike Yin
Assignments for select committees, task forces and other miscellaneous committees will be made available at a later date, likely in March.