I've blogged several times about my former Oklahoma neighbor, Mark Costello, who went from candidate to campaigner to contender.
Yesterday, on the steps of the State Capitol building, in Oklahoma City, he was sworn in as the Sooner State's newest labor commissioner.
Commissioner Costello will now oversee some 100 employees and an annual budget of about $7 million. He hopes to reform workers' compensation and modernize his department.
This is his first foray as an elected public official.
Not bad, kiddo!
Update: A message from the commissioner. A brief message, at that.