WAMU 88.5 : News

Filed Under:

McAuliffe Begins Putting Together His New Administration

Play associated audio
Virginia Gov-elect Terry McAuliffe announced appointments of several members of his cabinet including, from second left, Paul Reagan, Chief of Staff, Ric Brown, Secretary of Finance, and Levar Stoney, Secretary of the Commonwealth.
(AP Photo/Steve Helber)
Virginia Gov-elect Terry McAuliffe announced appointments of several members of his cabinet including, from second left, Paul Reagan, Chief of Staff, Ric Brown, Secretary of Finance, and Levar Stoney, Secretary of the Commonwealth.

Virginia governor-elect Terry McAuliffe is starting to build his new administration. With the election two weeks behind him, McAuliffe is now ready to start naming key positions in his new administration.

At a press conference today in Richmond, the governor-elect announced his new chief of staff will be Paul Reagan, who served as communications director for Gov. Mark Warner and chief of staff for Sen. Jim Webb. Deputy Campaign Manager Levar Stoney will be the new secretary of the commonwealth.

"The spoils of victory is to actually be in the government and to actually have a job in the government," says Kyle Kondik, analyst at the University of Virginia Center for Politics analyst. "So it's certainly common on both sides for people who were intimately involved in the campaign to sort of move over to governance."

McAuliffe also announced he'll will be keeping Ric Brown as Secretary of Finance in his administration, creating some amount of continuity with the outgoing administration of current Gov. Bob McDonnell.

Brown also held the position for McDonnell's predecessor, Gov. Tim Kaine.

NPR

Book Review: 'Born To Run,' Bruce Springsteen

Music critic Will Hermes reviews a new autobiography from Bruce Springsteen called Born To Run.
WAMU 88.5

A Matter Of Taste: What Prix Fixe Menus Say About D.C.'s Dining Scene

Is a meal for a special occasion worth hundreds of dollars?

NPR

Clinton-Trump Showdown Is Most-Watched Presidential Debate

An estimated 84 million people watched Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump in their first debate Monday, according to TV ratings data from Nielsen, making it the most-watched debate ever.
NPR

When Phones Went Mobile: Revisiting NPR's 1983 Story On 'Cellular'

The report titled "Cellular Phones Are Completely Mobile" features a man who was "among the first 1,500 customers to use a new mobile phone system called cellular."

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.