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Secretary of the Senate

The Secretary of the Senate conducts legislative business and oversees internal offices whose duties include legislative information, production and communications and administrative services.   

 

The Secretary of the Senate oversees various internal Senate offices each providing specific services and duties. For a detailed description of each of the internal offices, please refer to each office's page.
red diamond image Legislative Information, Production and Communications
Senate Desk Conducts legislative session and related operations
    Senate Engrossing Provides internal production services related to legislation
    Senate Journal Production Provides internal production services related to recording of Senate activities
    Senate Index Provides internal production services related to publications
Senate Information Provides legislative information
Senate Media Services Provides media services
red diamond image Administrative Services
Senate Human Resources Communicates employment opportunities and related functions
Senate Sergeant At Arms Provides services to public and Senate Members and employees
Senate Information Systems (SIS) Provides computer and technical services to public and Senate Members and employees
Senate Fiscal Services Provides fiscal services to Senate Members and employees

 

The Secretary of the Senate is the chief operating officer of the Senate. The Secretary of the Senate functions under the jurisdiction of the Committee on Rules and Administration, acting as parliamentarian and administering the internal operations of the Senate.   

Refer to the Key Resources section on this page where services are defined by each individual office.            

 

Date timeline Description
   
July 1 State fiscal year begins each year, and in odd-numbered years, state fiscal biennium begins.
July through December Groundwork is laid for upcoming legislative session. Ongoing budget activity, budget-related events, trends, and issues are analyzed for their fiscal policy implications. Budget divisions, committees, and legislative commissions hold special meetings to examine pending issues.
End of November Department of Finance issues November Forecast of state revenues and expenditures.
Beginning of January Legislature convenes, begins official budget hearings and committee hearings to discuss pertinent issues and bills. Staff drafts bills and amendments upon request of Senators.
Fourth Tuesday in January in odd-numbered years, or third Tuesday in February, if a new governor has just been elected Governor issues detailed budget for following biennium.
Mid February Governor issues detailed budget and policy bills for the next biennium.
End of February Department of Finance issues February Forecast of state revenues and expenditures.
March to June Legislature finishes committee and budget hearings, bills are debated and voted on in floor sessions, and conference committees meet to finalize bills. Governor signs or vetoes legislation.
Monday following third Saturday in May Constitution mandates end of regular session.

 


Secretary of the Senate
Staff List red diamond image Organized by Name
A B C D E F G H J K L M O P R S T V W

Staff Member red diamond image Title Room and Building red diamond image Phone
 
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Ric Almer
Co-Director Index
110 Capitol
(651) 296-5250
 
B
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Julie Bartkey
Producer/Moderator
B-44 Capitol
(651) 296-5054
 
Jon Brune
Producer
B-44 Capitol
(651) 297-1756
 
C
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Herb Cook
Sergeant
G-1 Capitol
(651) 296-1119
 
D
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Patrick Daley
IT Network Assistant
G-3 Capitol
(651) 296-8080
 
Bob Davis
Sergeant
G-1 Capitol
(651) 296-1119
 
Joe Disanto
Sergeant
G-1 Capitol
(651) 296-1119
 
Wendy Dwyer
Deputy Secretary of the Senate, for Administration
233 Capitol
(651) 296-1223
 
E
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Joy Elliott
Senior Indexer
110 Capitol
(651) 296-0268
 
Mark Engebretson
Indexer
110 Capitol
(651) 296-5604
 
F
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Charlie Fastner
IT Computer Network Engineer
G-3 Capitol
(651) 296-2376
 
Mary Ferguson
Executive Secretary
231 Capitol
(651) 296-4174
 
Kerry Foerster
Sergeant
G-1 Capitol
(651) 296-1119
 
G
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Mary Gallagher
Help Desk Representative
G-3 Capitol
(651) 297-5397
 
Samuel Glasenapp
Sergeant
G-1 Capitol
(651) 296-1119
 
Duane Goldammer
Sergeant
G-1 Capitol
(651) 296-1119
 
Linda Gorski
Payroll Manager
230 Capitol
(651) 296-7645
 
Marritta Gould
Legislative Assistant
G-3 Capitol
(651) 296-1966
 
Jim Greenwalt
Director Information Technology
G-1 Capitol
(651) 296-8136
 
H
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Loren Halek
IT Network Specialist
G-3 Capitol
(651) 296-1965
 
Marilyn Logan Hall
Assistant Sergeant at Arms
G-3 Capitol
(651) 296-4345
 
Marie Hawthorne
Fiscal Services Technician
230 Capitol
(651) 296-4904
 
Xchel Hernandez Zendejas
Sergeant
G-1 Capitol
(651) 296-1119
 
J
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Linda Jackson
Director Journal Production
G-3 Capitol
(651) 296-0161
 
K
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Thomas Klein
Sergeant
G-1 Capitol
(651) 296-1119
 
Thomas Klein
IT Project Specialist
G-3 Capitol
(651) 296-6128
 
L
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John Lagoo
Sergeant
G-1 Capitol
(651) 296-1119
 
Sven Lindquist
Sergeant at Arms
G-1 Capitol
(651) 296-1119
 
Mike Linn
Second Assistant Secretary of the Senate
G-1 Capitol
(651) 296-5249
 
Robert Ludden
IT Systems Administrator
G-3 Capitol
(651) 296-9578
 
Cal R. Ludeman
Secretary of the Senate
231 Capitol
(651) 296-2344
 
Eileen Lunzer
Fiscal Services Manager
230 Capitol
(651) 296-2339
 
M
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Scott Magnuson
Director Information Office
231 Capitol
(651) 296-7198
 
Melissa Mapes
Engrossing Secretary
G-2 Capitol
(651) 296-4149
 
Melissa Martin
Assistant Engrossing Secretary
G-2 Capitol
(651) 296-4868
 
Carissa Masloski
Legislative Assistant
G-1 Capitol
(651) 296-7514
 
Phil Mednick
Director Engineering and Operations
B-44 Capitol
(651) 296-3334
 
Glen Mills
Electronics Technician
B-15 Capitol
(651) 296-1967
 
O
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David Oakes
Photographer
B-44 Capitol
(651) 297-1757
 
Dan Olson
Duplicating Supervisor
B-4 Capitol
(651) 296-4383
 
Stephen Olwell
T.V. Director/Editor
B-44 Capitol
(651) 297-1763
 
Kristoffer Ostenso
Legislative Clerk
G-1 Capitol
(651) 296-1119
 
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Colleen J. Pacheco
First Assistant Secretary of the Senate
232 Capitol
(651) 296-0227
 
Dick Peterson
Sergeant
G-1 Capitol
(651) 296-1119
 
R
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Scott Radunzel
Assistant Director Journal Production
G-3 Capitol
(651) 296-4183
 
Marv Raiola
Production Coordinator
B-44 Capitol
(651) 297-5467
 
Daniel Roth
Sergeant
G-1 Capitol
(651) 296-1119
 
S
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David Sandager
Sergeant
G-1 Capitol
(651) 296-1119
 
Linda Schmitt
IT Project Specialist
G-3 Capitol
(651) 296-8076
 
Steve Senyk
Director Media Services
B-44 Capitol
(651) 297-1731
 
Jane Song
IT Project Specialist
G-3 Capitol
(651) 296-3350
 
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Nick Thompson
Sergeant
G-1 Capitol
(651) 296-0186
 
Robin Thoreson
Indexer
110 Capitol
(651) 296-4970
 
John Trombley
Assistant Director Information Office
231 Capitol
(651) 296-5101
 
Jessica Tupper
Third Assistant Secretary of the Senate
232 Capitol
(651) 296-8854
 
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Manuel Vasquez
Co-Director Index
110 Capitol
(651) 296-4392
 
W
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Kathy Warrick
Sergeant
B-43 Capitol
(651) 296-5720
 
Sydne Westorff
Human Resources Officer
230 Capitol
(651) 296-0270
 
Chad Whittaker
IT Network Assistant
G-3 Capitol
(651) 296-5095
 

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