Hanley On Deck To Advise Kaine On Appointments

Update 1:20 p.m.
The official notice of Hanley's appointment has been released by the governor's office. It reads:
~ Former Fairfax Board Chair Hanley to advise on appointments, other matters ~
RICHMOND - Governor Timothy M. Kaine today appointed Katherine K. Hanley, a former Fairfax County board chairman, to serve as Secretary of the Commonwealth. The Secretary advises the Governor in his appointments of over 4,000 individuals to serve on various Virginia boards and commissions, and the Secretary's office processes annual disclosure reports required by lobbyists, applications for restoration of voting rights, and other ministerial functions.
            Hanley, 63, served on the Fairfax County School Board from 1984 to 1986, and the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors from 1986 to 2004. She also served a combined 14 years on the Board of Directors of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, which operates one of the largest rail and bus transit systems in the United States. Most recently, Hanley has served as President and CEO of the Greater Reston Arts Center.
            "I have known and respected Kate Hanley since I first met her when we served together in local government," Governor Kaine said. "She is remarkably talented, and brings a wide variety of interests and experiences to her new role. I imagine I also will have opportunities to draw upon Kate's experience serving on the Metro board as our administration continues to work toward a transportation solution with leaders in the General Assembly."
            "I am honored that Governor Kaine has asked me to serve in his administration," Hanley said. "I share the Governor's commitment to selecting a diverse and talented pool of appointees for our boards and commissions, to make sure that Virginia's government fully reflects the rich diversity of our Commonwealth."

Originally posted at 10:32 a.m.

Katherine K. Hanley, the former chairman of the county Board of Supervisors has been selected by governor Timothy M. Kaine to be Virginia's secretary of the commonwealth, according to a Washington Post article. The formal announcement is expected to come today.

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