Gov. Pawlenty is moving one of his commissioners to fill another cabinet post.
Pawlenty announced today that Steve Sviggum will take over as commissioner of Minnesota Management and Budget, effective December 2. Sviggum will succeed Tom Hanson, who’s leaving for a lobbying job.
Sviggum has been commissioner of the Department of Labor and Industry since 2007. He also was a former Republican state representative, who served four terms as Speaker of the House.
“Steve has a wealth of government experience that will provide steady leadership at MMB as we conclude our work and prepare to transition to a new administration,” Pawlenty said in a news release.
Deputy Commissioner Cindy Valentine will become temporary commissioner at DLI.