It’s official: Rosenthal appointed to top IDNR job
Wednesday, Jan 21, 2015
* Gov. Rauner’s office has filed the paperwork to formally appoint Rep. Wayne Rosenthal to head the Department of Natural Resources.
Illinois Review has a piece on possible replacements…
* You may remember Rob Werden because I’ve often written about him here.
Rob is a farmer, sportsman, entrepreneur, former high school agriculture teacher, current director of the Madison County Career and Technical Education System and a very good friend of mine who was born and raised in rural Madison County.
The guy works harder than just about anyone I have ever known and he’d be excellent for that seat. But Madison doesn’t have nearly enough weighted votes to put him in, so he’s gonna need help from at least one more county to make it over the top.
I’m obviously rooting for Rob to win, but I told him when we first talked about this that he shouldn’t expect any special treatment if he ends up getting the seat. I said the same to my dear friend Porter McNeil when he ran for the House. Friends are important to me, but this is business.