Donna LynneWith all the drama around the U.S. Senate election, you might have missed that the State Senate confirmed Donna Lynne as Colorado’s next Lieutenant Governor. Her confirmation was unanimous in the State Senate, but 11 Republicans said nope in the State House. Nonetheless, she’s moving on up. Republicans praised the Governor’s choice, with Sen. Owen Hill saying:

“I’m excited about this next adventure you’re taking on, and I’m excited to support you here today.”

As a reminder, Lynne was selected to replace Lt. Governor Joe Garcia after he announced his resignation in order to take a new job as president of the Western Interstate Commission on Higher Education.

Lynne joins the Hickenlooper administration from the healthcare industry where she has worked both in the private sector as well as in government. As we noted at the time of her nomination, she has been a large donor to Democratic causes and candidates. That means, the upside to her nomination is that her new job pays a whole heck of a lot less than her old job, so she might not be able to be quite as generous as she has been in previous years. Silver linings, people.