GOV. McAULIFFE'S NOMINEES FOR CABINET POSTS
Secretary of Education: Anne Holton
A former Richmond juvenile and domestic relations district court judge, she most recently worked with the Virginia Community College System to boost educational opportunities for foster children. Holton, who is married to U.S. Sen. Timothy M. Kaine, D-Va., is the wife and daughter of former Virginia governors.
Secretary of Commerce and Trade: Maurice A. Jones
Most recently deputy secretary of housing and urban development in the Obama administration, he is a former publisher of The Virginian-Pilot in Norfolk.
Secretary of Veterans Affairs and Homeland Security: Adm. John C. Harvey
He is the retired head of the U.S. Fleet Forces Command. Last year, Gov. Bob McDonnell appointed Harvey chairman of a commission to protect Virginia against military base closings and limit the effect of defense cuts.
Secretary of Agriculture AND FORESTRY: Todd P. Haymore
Haymore continues in the job he held under McDonnell. He was commissioner of the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Forestry and Consumer Services in Kaine’s administration.
Secretary of Natural Resources: Molly Ward
Ward was mayor of Hampton from 2008 to 2013 and previously spent six years as the city’s treasurer.
Secretary of Health and Human Resources: Dr. William A. Hazel Jr.
An orthopedic surgeon from Northern Virginia and former president of the Medical Society of Virginia, Hazel continues in the job he held in the McDonnell administration.
Secretary of Public Safety: Brian J. Moran
A former state Democratic Party chairman, Moran sought the 2009 Democratic nomination for governor. He is a former Arlington County prosecutor and served in the House of Delegates from 1996 to 2008.
Secretary of Technology: Karen Jackson
Jackson served as deputy secretary of technology under Kaine and McDonnell.
Secretary of Administration: Nancy Rodrigues
A top aide to McAuliffe’s transition team, Rodrigues served as head of the State Board of Elections during Kaine’s administration.
Secretary of Transportation: Aubrey L. Layne Jr.
Layne represented Hampton Roads on the Commonwealth Transportation Board and served as chairman of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel Commission.
Secretary of Finance: Richard “Ric” Brown
The state’s veteran budget guru remains in the post he has held since August 2008. McAuliffe will be the 12th governor Brown will have served in his state government career.
Secretary of the Commonwealth: Levar Stoney
McAuliffe’s deputy campaign manager, Stoney is a former executive director of the Virginia Democratic Party and worked for state Sen. R. Creigh Deeds, D-Bath, in his failed 2009 gubernatorial bid.
Chief of Staff: Paul Reagan
He served as chief of staff to Sen. Jim Webb, D-Va. He previously was chief of staff to Rep. James P. Moran, D-8th.
Note: McAuliffe has not yet named his counselor, who also will have Cabinet rank.