Gordon Appoints Throne to Commission
Written by andrew-rossi on February 21, 2019
From opponents to colleagues.
Governor Mark Gordon announced yesterday that he has appointed his competitor in the November general election to a key position in the state government.
Mary Throne, who ran against Gordon on the democratic ticket for governor last year, has been appointed to the Democratic vacancy on the Wyoming Public Service Commission. Gordon also appointed Mike Robinson for the Republican seat on the commission.
In a statement, Gordon noted that while he and Throne were opponents in the governor’s race, he said, quote, “Mary is a professional, capable person with a strong background in the minerals industries… I believe she will serve well in this Democrat seat.” Endquote.
The Governor yesterday also announced his choice to head the Wyoming Department of Transportation. Major General Luke Reiner, who currently serves as the Wyoming Adjutant General and head of the state’s military, will take over from Bill Panos.