Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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Call him the green governor

Tom Corbett is filling a number of posts in his administration with recycled products - that is, people who served previously in federal or state positions, especially for previous Republican governors.

Call him the green governor

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Tom Corbett is filling a number of posts in his administration with recycled products — that is, people who served previously in federal or state positions, especially for previous Republican governors.

The latest pick: Major Gen. Wesley Craig, of Oreland, Montgomery County, whom Corbett has named adjutant general of Pennsylvania. In that role Craig, 64, will oversee the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs.

Craig – who was once mistakenly identified as Wesley Clark (the retired Army general and former presidential candidate) by late Lt. Gov. Catherine Baker Knoll — retired in 2006 from the Army as Commanding General of the 28th Division, PA National Guard.

Corbett, who populated much of his transition team with people who served in Tom Ridge’s administration, has named three Ridge alums to his cabinet: Sheri Phillips, secretary of general services, was Ridge’s deputy secretary for administration; Kelly Powell Logan, secretary of administration, was secretary of general services for Ridge and Gov. Mark Schweiker and Charles Zogby, budget secretary, was secretary of education under Ridge and Schweiker.

Corbett has yet to name secretaries for three agencies: Labor and Industry, Conservation and Natural Resources and Aging. All cabinet nominees must be confirmed by the Senate.

 

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