Cheyenne, WY (KGWN) - Troy Mader of Gillette was sworn in as a member of the 62nd Wyoming Legislature on Tuesday at 8 a.m. in Cheyenne in the House Chamber of the Wyoming Capitol.
Wyoming Supreme Court Chief Justice Marilyn Kite administered the oath of office and Rep. Tom Lubnau, Speaker of the Wyoming House of Representatives, presided over the ceremony.
Rep. Mader was joined by members of the Wyoming Legislature and legislative staff during the second day of the 2014 Budget Session.
Following the administration of the oath of office from Chief Justice Kite, Speaker Lubnau and fellow legislators welcomed Rep. Mader to the Wyoming Legislature. Rep. Mader addressed those in attendance during the ceremony stating that he is honored to serve the people of Wyoming.
“I’m honored to be here, I’m humbled and overwhelmed.” Mader said during the ceremony.
Mader was appointed by the Campbell County Commissioners to serve the residents of House District 52 on Feb. 10 to fill the vacant seat left by former Rep. Sue Wallis who passed away Jan. 28.
“I want to send my condolences publicly to the Wallis family. I never had the privilege to know her, but I did know her dad and mom very well and we owe them a deep debt of gratitude for their service to the State of Wyoming and send our prayers to that family for their loss,” Mader added.
Speaker Lubnau has made the following changes to the House Committee assignments, as a result of Rep. Mader’s appointment: Rep. Blikre will now serve on the House Appropriations Committee, while Representative Mader will serve on the House Corporations, Elections and Political Subdivisions Committee and House Revenue Committee. – End –