In order to hit the ground running to achieve his “Day One Gameplan,” Gov.-elect Glenn Youngkin has worked overtime to build an impressive cabinet.
With little more than two weeks until Inauguration Day, there’s still plenty of work to be done, but we can be pleased with Youngkin’s pick for finance secretary, Stephen Emery Cummings, as The Washington Post reports:
Youngkin described Cummings, former president and chief executive of Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group in the Americas, as “a leader in Finance in the United States and abroad” in a news release announcing his selection.
“Steve shares my vision of respecting Virginians’ hard-earned tax dollars and ensuring the Commonwealth’s budget is managed effectively and efficiently, and he has the skillset and leadership qualities that our team needs to make Virginia the best place to live, work, and raise a family,” Youngkin said in the release.
Although his transition team was heavy on legislators and other experienced political hands, Youngkin’s first three nominees all hail from outside government. That could suggest that Youngkin, a former Carlyle Group executive, intends to make good on promises to shake up Richmond.
But there are many more Cabinet picks to come. Outgoing Gov. Ralph Northam (D), who, under the state constitution, could not seek a consecutive term, has a 15-member Cabinet.