Saturday, January 10, 2015

Gov Elect Rauner Names Members of his Administration.

The Associated Press reports Gov-Elect Rauner has selected Former State Senator James Meeks, a Democrat who supported Charter Schools and school choice, to serve as Chairman of the State Board of Education.

Randy Blankenhorn, who was the head of Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning, is going to serve as Sec of Transportation

Tim Nuding, who served as Sen Christine Radogno's Chief of Staff, is going to serve as Budget Director.

Three former aides to former Indiana Governor, Mitch Daniels, who Mr Rauner has described as one of his favorite governors, will join the Rauner Administration.

Grant Hammer, who worked for Treasurer Rutherford, will serve as the Director of Community Affairs.   And Grant Hammer's wife, Jennifer, will serve as Gov Rauner's Special Counsel and policy advisor for Healthcare and Human Services.

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