Friday, January 09, 2009

Not Kreider

Governor-elect Jay Nixon has chosen the former Chief of Staff for Jim Kreider to head the Department of Agriculture.
Springfield goes 0 for 2 for Cabinet Slots Friday
BUT: Hollister Colonel Tapped as Adjutant General

The release reads:

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Gov.-elect Jay Nixon today announced his intention to appoint Dr. Jon Hagler, of St. James, Mo., to the position of Director of the Missouri Department of Agriculture.

Dr. Hagler, a lifelong horseman, continues to operate a small farm near St. James, where he raises, trains and sells Missouri Fox Trotters, the Missouri state horse. Over the past three years, Dr. Hagler served as Gov.-elect Nixon’s principal adviser and liaison on agriculture issues and was instrumental in drafting the Governor-elect’s agricultural and environmental policies.
From 2000 to 2001, Dr. Hagler was chief of staff to the Speaker, overseeing a staff of more than 300 House employees and helping define and advance the Speaker’s legislative agenda. He served as chief of staff to the Speaker Pro Tem from 1996 to 2001, as a research analyst in the Missouri Senate and in a variety of other administrative roles prior to that.
  • Nixon appointed Col. Stephen L. Danner, of Hollister, to the position of Adjutant General of the Missouri National Guard. As Adjutant General, Col. Danner will hold the rank of Brigadier General and will oversee the operations of the Army and Air National Guard units assigned to the state by the federal government.
  • Nixon also announced his intention to appoint Lawrence G. Rebman, of Kansas City, to the position of Director of the Missouri Department of Labor and Industrial Relations.

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