Michael J. Queensland

Senate Chief Clerk

The Chief Clerk and Director of Operations of the Wisconsin Senate is a non-partisan officer elected by the full Senate every two years, based upon nomination of the majority party caucus. Besides his ceremonial duties as outlined in the Senate Rules, the Chief Clerk serves as the chief operating officer for the Senate, overseeing the personnel, purchasing, accounting, and general business functions of the Senate. He serves as Parliamentarian for the Senate, the clerk for the Committee on Senate Organization, and provides legal counsel to Senate leadership on behalf of the Senate as an institution. He is the official custodian of records and papers of the Senate and directs the production of the Senate Journal of Proceedings. The Chief Clerk and Director of Operations also supervises the operation of the office of the Senate Sergeant-at-Arms.