Published December 06 2010
ND Political Notebook: Wrigley happy to be at CapitolAn enthusiastic Drew Wrigley said his training for his new job as the state’s lieutenant governor is “going terrific.”
Wrigley officially gets the job Tuesday when John Hoeven transfers the governorship to Jack Dalrymple. However, Wrigley began working in the governor’s office in mid-November to ease the transition.
Wrigley was part of the team during the early days of the Hoeven administration but left to serve as the state’s U.S. attorney. Returning 10 years later, he said he still has the same briefcase and artwork and was temporarily placed in his old office.
“I made the joke that people would like to make more progress in 10 years,” Wrigley said with a laugh.
Wrigley has spent his time being briefed on the state budget and meeting with various state officials.
“I’ve walked into this building every day with a big smile on my face,” he said. “I’m really, really happy to be here.”
Here’s a list of lawmakers in leadership positions for the House and the Senate:
Speaker of the House: David Drovdal; Majority Leader: Al Carlson; Assistant Majority Leader: Don Vigesaa; Caucus Chairman: Michael Nathe; Minority Leader: Jerome Kelsh; Assistant Minority Leader: Lee Kaldor; Caucus Chairman: Scot Kelsh.
President of the Senate: Drew Wrigley; Majority Leader: Bob Stenehjem; Assistant Majority Leader: Randy Christmann; Caucus Chairman: Jerry Klein; Minority Leader: Ryan Taylor; Assistant Minority Leader: Mac Schneider; Caucus Chairman: John Warner; President Pro Tempore: not yet elected.
Teri Finneman is a multimedia reporter for Forum Communications Co.