"I'm honored to be a part of this team," said Hayden. "I'm ready to roll up my sleeves and do the hard work of building consensus and finding the common ground that will move our state forward. We can't fall back into the political stalemates of recent years."
Deputy Leader-designate Hayden will share duties with Senator Sieben, who was elected Assistant Majority Leader last week.
"I'm truly looking forward to working with Senator Hayden," said Sieben. "He has shown a strong ability to work across the aisle effectively on issues important to his constituents and to all Minnesotans. He brings a valuable perspective to our caucus."
Senator Hayden was first elected to the Minnesota House of Representatives in 2008 and was elected to the Minnesota Senate in 2011.
The 2013 Legislative Session convenes on Tuesday, January 8, at which time the new leadership team in the Senate will officially assume office.