Cole has served in that post since December 2018.
Senate rejection of DATCP secretary nominee Brad Pfaff may have DNR secretary designee Cole thinking twice.
Decision now moves to full Wisconsin Senate.
Understand that Preston Cole is not the political appointee of the past. He has natural resources credentials with a degree in forest management, and he worked for the Missouri Conservation Department. He has served on the Natural Resources Board for 12 years, where he gained a good understanding of the DNR, and has seen its warts.