Lieutenant Governor Bill Bolling today was elected by a unanimous, bi-partisan vote Chairman of the National Lieutenant Governors Association at that organization's annual meeting in Baltimore, Md. Bolling previously served as Vice Chairman and Treasurer of the NLGA, and also serves on its executive committee. In a statement, he said:

I am honored that my colleagues from across the country have asked me to serve as Chairman of NLGA for the next year. I look forward to working with them to build on the successes of the NLGA and help build bi-partisan consensus around realistic and workable solutions to the challenges facing our states and our nation. 

The outgoing chair, Lieutenant Governor Barbara Lawton, a Democrat from Wisconsin, said:

I pass the gavel to Lieutenant Governor Bill Bolling with complete confidence that his leadership will keep up on the path to progress by every measure.

The praise also came from Julia Hurst, the NLGA Executive Director:

Lieutenant Governor Bolling's peers from both parties and various regions of the country selected him to serve as their national chair. He has been a leader in helping advance the mission of NLGA over the past four years, and he has earned their confidence and trust.

We congratulate Lieutenant Governor Bolling on the honor and are sure he will represent the commonwealth and the nation very well on the national stage.