McAuliffe Adds Past Rival to Cabinet

Governor-elect Terry McAuliffe (D) selected Brian J. Moran to serve as McAuliffe’s secretary of public safety.

McAuliffe announced the appointment last Friday in Arlington County, where Moran served as a prosecutor in the commonwealth’s attorney’s office for seven years.

One-time gubernatorial rivals, Moran graciously thanked McAuliffe for the appointment, saying, he was “honored” to accept the post.

“Keeping Virginians safe is the highest priority of state government, and Brian Moran has the talent, experience and dedication to undertake that important mission as a member of my Cabinet,” McAuliffe said to The Washington Post.

Moran said he was “ager to get to work alongside the thousands of firefighters, state and local police officers, sheriffs and deputies, first responders and so many others who devote their lives” to keeping Virginians safe.

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