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Virginia Gov.-elect Names 3 To Cabinet-Level Posts

BOB LEWIS | The Associated Press via YellowBrix

December 10, 2009

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Gov.-elect Bob McDonnell has appointed lieutenant governor Bill Bolling his administration’s new jobs czar and made it a position in his cabinet.

McDonnell also appointed retired Fortune 500 CEO Bob Sledd to be his commerce secretary and named longtime aide and adviser Janet Polarek Secretary of the Commonwealth.

Bolling’s new title won’t mean a raise in his $36,321-a-year state salary, though.

The appointment puts Bolling and former Performance Food Group chairman Sledd in charge of McDonnell’s primary campaign theme of creating new jobs in Virginia.

It also comes with McDonnell’s pledge that either he or Bolling would visit economically hard-hit Southside Virginia every 30 days.

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