Wyoming Supreme Court Justice James Burke administers the oath of office to Dave Kinskey in the Senate Chamber.Wyoming Supreme Court Justice James Burke administers the oath of office to Dave Kinskey in the Senate Chamber.

Kinskey sworn in as state senator

SHERIDAN — Former Mayor Dave Kinskey of Sheridan was sworn in as a member of the 62nd Wyoming Legislature on Tuesday in the Senate Chambers of the Wyoming Capitol in Cheyenne.

Wyoming Supreme Court Chief Justice James Burke administered the oath of office and Sen. Tony Ross, R-Cheyenne, president of the Wyoming Senate presided over the ceremony.

Kinskey was joined by members of the Wyoming Legislature, legislative staff and family members at the brief ceremony.

Following the administration of the oath of office from Burke, Ross and fellow legislators welcomed Kinskey to the Wyoming Legislature. Kinskey addressed the well-wishers during the ceremony stating that he looked forward to serving the people of Wyoming.

“I trust that as I enter a phase where I listen and learn that I can do justice to the office and to the people of the State of Wyoming and the people of Senate District 22,” Kinskey said.

Kinskey was appointed by the Sheridan and Johnson county commissioners to serve the residents of Senate District 22 on July 7 to fill the vacant seat left by former Sen. John Schiffer who passed away June 19.

Ross made some changes to the Senate committee assignments, as a result of Kinskey’s appointment. Kinskey will serve on the Senate Judiciary and the Senate Transportation, Highways and Military Affairs Committees, while Sen. Leland Christensen, R-Alta, will continue to serve as vice-chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee for the remainder of the interim. Sen. Charles Scott, R-Casper, will replace Schiffer on the Management Audit Committee.

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