Republicans in the Minnesota Senate have filled a key position in advance of the 2012 session, which begins Jan. 24.
The Senate GOP caucus announced today that interim chief of staff Kevin Matzek will take over the job on a full time basis. Majority Leader Dave Senjem, R-Rochester, praised Matzek in a news release.
“Kevin is a proven leader and has earned the respect and trust of the members and staff who work with him every day,” Senjem said. “He is an outstanding individual with extensive legislative and political experience. We are excited to announce his official status as Chief of Staff, and we look forward to his continued contributions to the Senate Republican Caucus and the State of Minnesota.”
Matzek previously served as legislative director for the Senate GOP caucus. He replaces Cullen Sheehan, who resigned last fall to work as a lobbyist.