ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Gov-elect Tim Walz is preparing to announce his first round of state agency heads who will serve in his administration.
Walz and Lt. Gov.-elect Peggy Flanagan have called a news conference for Tuesday to announce the first out of 23 new commissioners. Walz’s transition team received over 500 applications for the leadership positions.READ MORE: Cyclist Struck By Motorist Near Carver Dies From Injuries; Investigation Ongoing
The announcement doesn’t say how many commissioners Walz will nominate or name any of them. The Democratic governor-elect has hinted that some could be holdovers from Gov. Mark Dayton’s administration.READ MORE: Reps. Omar, Ocasio-Cortez And Other Lawmakers Call On DHS To Drop Visa Sanctions Enacted By Trump
Cabinet members require confirmation from the Senate, where Republicans hold a one-vote majority.
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