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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 Z

Staff Member red diamond image Title Room and Building red diamond image Phone
 
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Ric Almer
Co-Director Index
539A COB
(651) 296-5250
 
B
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Julie Bartkey
Producer/Moderator
51 SOB
(651) 296-5054
 
Jon Brune
Producer
51 SOB
(651) 297-1756
 
C
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Marge Collins
Executive Assistant
231 Capitol
(651) 296-4174
 
Herb Cook
Sergeant
525 Park
(651) 296-1119
 
D
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Bob Davis
Sergeant
525 Park
(651) 296-1119
 
E
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Joy Elliott
Senior Indexer
539A COB
(651) 296-0268
 
Mark Engebretson
Indexer
539A COB
(651) 296-5604
 
Andrew Erickson
Assistant Engrossing Secretary
G-13 Capitol
(651) 296-4868
 
F
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Charlie Fastner
IT Computer Network Engineer
525 Park
(651) 296-2376
 
G
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Mary Gallagher
Help Desk Representative
525 Park
(651) 297-5397
 
Lori Gazda
Legislative Assistant
G-1 Capitol
(651) 296-7514
 
Jim Greenwalt
Director Information Technology
525 Park
(651) 296-8136
 
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Loren Halek
IT Network Specialist, Sr.
525 Park
(651) 296-1965
 
Marilyn Logan Hall
Assistant Sergeant at Arms
525 Park
(651) 296-4345
 
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
 
K
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Thomas Klein
Sergeant
525 Park
(651) 296-1119
 
Thomas Klein
IT Project Specialist
525 Park
(651) 296-6128
 
L
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John Lagoo
Sergeant
525 Park
(651) 296-1119
 
Deede Larsen
Director Human Resources
359A COB
(651) 296-9321
 
Sven Lindquist
Sergeant at Arms
525 Park
(651) 296-1119
 
Mike Linn
Second Assistant Secretary of the Senate
539D COB
(651) 296-5249
 
Robert Ludden
IT Systems Administrator
525 Park
(651) 296-9578
 
Eileen Lunzer
Fiscal Services Manager
535B COB
(651) 296-2339
 
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Scott Magnuson
Director Information Office
231 Capitol
(651) 296-7198
 
Melissa Mapes
Engrossing Secretary
G-13 Capitol
(651) 296-4149
 
Phil Mednick
Director Engineering and Operations
51 SOB
(651) 296-3334
 
Glen Mills
Electronics Technician
525 Park
(651) 296-1967
 
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David Oakes
Photographer
51 SOB
(651) 297-1757
 
Dan Olson
Printing and Purchasing Manager
B-4 Capitol
(651) 296-4383
 
Stephen Olwell
T.V. Director/Editor
51 SOB
(651) 297-1763
 
Kristoffer Ostenso
Legislative Clerk
525 Park
(651) 296-5720
 
P
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Colleen J. Pacheco
First Assistant Secretary of the Senate
231 Capitol
(651) 296-0227
 
Sofia Perez
Fiscal Services Assistant
535 COB
(651) 296-7645
 
Dick Peterson
Sergeant
525 Park
(651) 296-1119
 
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Scott Radunzel
Assistant Director Journal Production
539C COB
(651) 296-4183
 
Marv Raiola
Production Coordinator
51 SOB
(651) 297-5467
 
Ken Ronnan
Production Technician
51 SOB
(651) 296-0264
 
S
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Steve Senyk
Director Media Services
51 SOB
(651) 297-1731
 
Charley Shaw
Public Information Officer
231 Capitol
(651) 296-2887
 
Jane Song
IT Project Specialist
525 Park
(651) 296-3350
 
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Nick Thompson
Sergeant
525 Park
(651) 296-0186
 
Robin Thoreson
Indexer
539A COB
(651) 296-4970
 
John Trombley
Assistant Director Information Office
231 Capitol
(651) 296-5101
 
Jessica Tupper
Third Assistant Secretary of the Senate
231 Capitol
(651) 296-8854
 
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Manuel Vasquez
Co-Director Index
539A COB
(651) 296-4392
 
W
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Kathy Warrick
Sergeant
525 Park
(651) 296-5720
 
Sydne Westorff
Fiscal Services Specialist
535 COB
(651) 296-0270
 
Chad Whittaker
IT Network Specialist
525 Park
(651) 296-5095
 
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JoAnne M. Zoff
Secretary of the Senate
231 Capitol
(651) 296-2344
 

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