McDonnell's last two Cabinet members are sworn in
Eight days after his inauguration, Gov. Bob McDonnell has a complete Cabinet.
Janet Polarek (secretary of the commonwealth) and Terri Suit (assistant to the governor for commonwealth preparedness) were sworn in at a packed ceremony at the state Capitol shortly after noon today. Former attorney general Bill Mims spoke at the ceremony.
"It's an exciting day,'' McDonnell told the hundreds of guests seated on the House floor and in the upstairs gallery. "Today we double the number of women in the Cabinet."
Last Sunday, all other members of the Cabinet were sworn in.
Virginia law calls for these two Cabinet members to wait a week. That means former Gov. Tim Kaine's appointees Kate Hanley (secretary of the commonwealth) and Bob Crouch (assistant to the governor for commonwealth preparedness) had been working a week after his departure.
All members of the Cabinet still need to be confirmed by the General Assembly.
| January 24, 2010; 2:57 PM ET
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