Governor-elect Pat McCrory announced three appointments earlier today. He has chosen two prominent North Carolinians to serve on his Cabinet. Dr. Aldona Wos will serve as the Secretary of Health and Human services. She is a physician and former ambassador to Estonia who worked on McCrory's gubernatorial campaign. John Skvarla will serve as the Secretary of Environmental and Natural Resources. He is the C-E-O of an environmental restoration company based in Raleigh. And McCrory has chosen a former Durham City Council member, Thomas Stith, as his Chief of Staff.
Pat McCrory: "As I have said throughout this transition process, first and foremost, I am looking for talented individuals to join our team who can run government in the most effective way possible. Thomas, Aldona and John certainly meet those qualifications. And I am excited that they have agreed to be part of this team. I in fact have specifically recruited each of these three individuals to join this team."
McCrory says he hopes to announce his whole cabinet made before he is inaugurated on January fifth.