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Today's read: Connaughton chosen as transportation secretary

Important cabinet selection: Governor-elect Robert F. McDonnell's choice for Virginia transportation secretary is Sean Connaughton, 48, former chairman of the Prince William County Board of Supervisors. As chairman, Connaughton established a county transportation department, which built $300 million worth of roads. He urged voters to support a 2002 referendum that would have added half a cent to the sales tax to raise an estimated $5 billion over 20 years for transportation. (Anita Kumar)

A centrist's legacy: "Over 6 1/2 years he compiled a record as one of the region's most capable and politically adept local leaders," a Post editorial said of Connaughton in 2006.

By Robert Thomson  |  December 23, 2009; 9:12 AM ET
Categories:  Transportation Politics  | Tags: Dr. Gridlock, Today's read  
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