Snyder Makes Decisions
of heart, former Lt. Gov. Dick Posthumus will come out of retirement to
join the new Rick Snyder administration as well.
Mr. Snyder has zero legislative experience and apparently realizes
he needs those around him who do.
Posthumus, from West Michigan, has served in the House and was GOP
leader in the senate before joining former Gov. John Engler as his Lt.
Governor. Posthumus also ran for governor in 2002 and lost by
five-points to the woman who has that job now.
Redford's Andy Dillon has four years under his belt and combines
that with outside business acumen which Posthumus also brings to the
Dillon was described earlier as not sure he wanted to continue his
career in Lansing. He will be given the chance to bring in his own team
and when all was said and done he becomes the first Democrat to join
the Snyder squad although some Democrats still question Dillon's party
He rebuffs that calling himself a "true Democrat" at heart.
Posthumus is expected to act as a senior advisor to the new governor
on legislative matters if a source is correct. If appointed he would
help advance Mr. Snyder's legislative agenda and while Posthumus has
the experience doing that, he has no working relationship with most of
the incoming lawmakers. There are 61 freshmen in the house and 29 new
senators, most of whom never served with Mr. Posthumus when he roamed
the legislative halls before.