Governor appoints Barrasso to the U.S. Senate
by Governor Freudenthal’s office
June 22, 2007
(Cheyenne) – Gov. Dave Freudenthal today appointed John Barrasso to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Sen. Craig Thomas.
“I look forward to working with John Barrasso as he assumes his duties as the interim senator for Wyoming,” Freudenthal said. “I pledge my cooperation to do all that I can to make sure he is asuccessful senator.”
“There are many factors that went into this decision, and it was thesum of these factors that led me to this choice,” the Governor said. “While I don’t intend to indulge the speculation on why I made this decision, I will say that I hope I made the right choice.”
Barrasso’s appointment is effective today. The formal Certificate of Appointment will be forwarded to Nancy Erickson, Secretary of the United States Senate.