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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 E G H J L M O P R S T V W Z

Staff Member red diamond image Title Room and Building red diamond image Phone
 
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Adia Alderson
IT Project Specialist
G240 MSB
(651) 296-3350
 
Ric Almer
Co-Director Index
539A COB
(651) 296-5250
 
B
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Jon Brune
Producer
G230 MSB
(651) 297-1756
 
E
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Mark Engebretson
Indexer
539A COB
(651) 296-5604
 
Andrew Erickson
Assistant Engrossing Secretary
540 COB
(651) 296-4868
 
G
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Mary Gallagher
Help Desk Representative
G240 MSB
(651) 297-5397
 
H
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Marie Hawthorne
Fiscal Services Specialist
535 COB
(651) 296-4904
 
J
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Linda Jackson
Director Journal Production
539B COB
(651) 296-0161
 
L
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Jason Lachowsky
Director Information Technology
G240 MSB
(651) 296-8076
 
Deede Larsen
Director Human Resources
347.1 COB
(651) 296-9321
 
Sven Lindquist
Sergeant at Arms
G430 MSB
(651) 296-1119
 
Mike Linn
Second Assistant Secretary of the Senate
539D COB
(651) 296-5249
 
Shannon Loehrke
Producer/Moderator
G230 MSB
(651) 296-5054
 
Marilyn Logan
Assistant Sergeant at Arms
G430 MSB
(651) 296-4345
 
Robert Ludden
IT Systems Administrator
G240 MSB
(651) 296-9578
 
Eileen Lunzer
Fiscal Services Manager
535B COB
(651) 296-2339
 
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Scott Magnuson
Director Information Office
540 COB
(651) 296-7198
 
Melissa Mapes
Engrossing Secretary
540 COB
(651) 296-4149
 
Faith Masloski
Legislative Assistant
G430 MSB
(651) 296-7514
 
Phil Mednick
Director Engineering and Operations
G230 MSB
(651) 296-3334
 
Martha Megarry
IT Project Specialist
G240 MSB
(651) 296-6128
 
Glen Mills
Electronics Technician
G430 MSB
(651) 296-1967
 
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David Oakes
Chief Photographer
G230 MSB
(651) 297-1757
 
Dan Olson
Printing and Purchasing Manager
G10 MSB
(651) 296-4383
 
Stephen Olwell
T.V. Director/Editor
G230 MSB
(651) 297-1763
 
Kristoffer Ostenso
Duplicating Technician
G430 MSB
(651) 296-5720
 
P
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Colleen J. Pacheco
First Assistant Secretary of the Senate
540 COB
(651) 296-0227
 
Sofia Perez
Fiscal Services Specialist
535 COB
(651) 296-7645
 
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Scott Radunzel
Assistant Director Journal Production
539C COB
(651) 296-4183
 
Marv Raiola
Production Coordinator
G230 MSB
(651) 297-5467
 
S
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Steve Senyk
Director Media Services
G230 MSB
(651) 297-1731
 
Charley Shaw
Public Information Officer
540 COB
(651) 296-2887
 
T
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Nick Thompson
Sergeant
G430 MSB
(651) 296-0186
 
Robin Thoreson
Senior Indexer
539A COB
(651) 296-4970
 
John Trombley
Assistant Director Information Office
540 COB
(651) 296-5101
 
Jessica Tupper
Third Assistant Secretary of the Senate
540 COB
(651) 296-8854
 
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Manuel Vasquez
Co-Director Index
539A COB
(651) 296-4392
 
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Kathy Warrick
Sergeant
G430 MSB
(651) 296-5720
 
Chad Whittaker
IT Network Specialist, Sr.
G240 MSB
(651) 296-5095
 
Joe Whittaker
IT Network Specialist
G240 MSB
(651) 296-5238
 
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JoAnne M. Zoff
Secretary of the Senate
540 COB
(651) 296-2344
 

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