CASPER, Wyo – Wyoming Gov. Mark Gordon’s present chief of workers, Buck McVeigh, plans to retire by the tip of the yr, the governor’s workplace introduced Thursday.
Following McVeigh’s resignation, Drew Perkins will grow to be the governor’s new chief of workers, in accordance to Gordon’s workplace. Perkins, who misplaced his run for re-election to Senate District 29 through the Republican major to Casper businessman Bob Ide, introduced his resignation as a senator Thursday.
“I am honored and humbled to be asked to fill in Buck McVeigh’s footsteps as the governor’s chief of staff,” Perkins stated. “It will be a big challenge. I have enjoyed working with Governor Gordon since he served as Treasurer. I respect him very much and consider him a good friend. I look forward to supporting the governor and his team as he begins his second term and having the opportunity to work full-time to continue serving Wyoming and its people.”
Perkins has served as a senator in District 29 since 2007, together with positions as Senate President, Vice President, and Chair of the Joint Appropriations Committee. He is an legal professional with over 30 years of personal follow, including the governor’s workplace dismissal.
“Drew and I enjoy a longstanding respect and friendship that stretches back to my time as Treasurer,” stated Gordon. “Throughout this time I have found his advice to be correct and valuable. From passing Amendment A to more recent budgets, Drew has been a trusted source of wisdom and perspective. I am really looking forward to working with him.”
Gordon additionally thanked McVeigh for his service.
“Long before he came into my office or served as chief of staff, Buck had a distinguished career with Wyoming that provided him with invaluable insight and knowledge of our state,” Gordon stated. “It has been an honor to serve with Buck and a treasure to enjoy his friendship.”
McVeigh was Gordon’s political director earlier than changing into chief of workers in June 2019, the press launch stated. He started a 36-year profession with the Wyoming Department of Agriculture in 1980 and has held positions within the Department of Management and Information, the State Auditor’s Office and the Public Service Commission, the press launch stated.
McVeigh additionally served as a member and co-chair of the Executive Board of the Wyoming State Consensus Revenue Estimating Group and was an government director of the Wyoming Taxpayers Association for 5 years, the press launch added.
“Being given the chance to function Governor Gordon’s Chief has really been the respect of my life. It is with a heavy coronary heart that I go away this high-quality man’s facet,” McVeigh stated.
McVeigh added that the place of chief of workers was probably the most troublesome job of his profession.
“There really are no words to describe it,” he stated. “A 24-7-365 job with endless days. We have weathered some terribly difficult times over the past four years. And I’ll say in all honesty, I couldn’t have done it without the incredible staff and cabinet that we have. What a great team.”