Governor Quinn Announces First Round of Top Cabinet Appointments

By Rose Cordes

Governor Quinn Announces First Round of Top Cabinet Appointments

January 31, 2011 Updated Jan 31, 2011 at 5:37 PM CDT

Governor Pat Quinn today made six appointments to his executive cabinet. These actions are the first in a series of appointments Governor Quinn plans to make in the first quarter of this year to fulfill his commitment to creating jobs, recovering our economy and making state government more efficient and accountable to the people of Illinois.

Governor Quinn re-appointed Director Rocco Claps to the Department of Human Rights, Director Brian Hamer to the Department of Revenue, Director Julie Hamos to the Department of Healthcare and Family Services, Secretary Gary Hannig to the Department of Transportation, Director Erwin McEwen to the Department of Children and Family Services and Secretary Michelle R.B. Saddler to the Department of Human Services.

"I am proud to appoint these trusted members of my cabinet to continue their dedicated service to the people of Illinois," said Governor Quinn. " Over the course of my administration they have shown themselves to be unparalleled stewards of the public trust, and I look forward to their continued service."

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