McDonnell names commission to reshape, shrink government
Gov. Bob McDonnell (R) this afternoon released the names of the advisers who will spend months searching for ways to shave hundreds of millions of dollars from the state budget and make government more user-friendly.
The 31 members of the Governor's Commission on Government Reform and Restructuring includes eight legislators, including House Speaker Bill Howell, local officials and business leaders, many of them well known around the state.
The commission will be chaired by Fred Malek, founder of Thayer Capital Partners. Malek, a major Republican donor, served as a finance chairman to Sen. John McCain in 2008 and has also been an adviser to former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin.
The group will consider closing some of the state's 130 agencies, consolidating accounting and payroll systems, putting more forms online, privatizing state functions and eliminating annual reports. Its most controversial task will be to consider selling the state's 350 liquor stores, which McDonnell pledged to do on the campaign trail last year.
The commission is charged with providing initial recommendations to McDonnell by July 16, and writing a final report by Dec. 1. McDonnelll will call the General Assembly back to Richmond this fall for a special session to approve his recommendations if he can build support for some of them. Read a full story about the commission's efforts.
See below for a full list of members:
Fred Malek, Founder and Chairman, Thayer Capital Partners
Alexandra Liddy Bourne, Executive Director, American Energy Freedom Center, Alexandria
Delegate Bob Brink, Arlington
Heather Carroll Cox, Senior Vice President, Customer Operations and Business Chief Risk Officer, Capital One, Alexandria
William Eggers, Director, Deloitte Public Leadership Institute, Arlington
Howard Estes, Principal, Estes & Associates, Midlothian
Mayor Paul Fraim, Norfolk
Bruce Gemmill, President, Campbell and Associates, Fairfax
Marcia Gilliam, President, CSE Financial Services, Abingdon
Speaker of the House of Delegates William J. Howell, Stafford
Councilwoman Alicia Hughes, Alexandria
Michelle Jenkins, Attorney, Gate City
Councilwoman Suzy Kelly, CEO, Jo-Kell Inc, Chesapeake
Bobbie Kilberg, President & CEO, Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC), Reston
The Honorable Benjamin Lambert, former Virginia State Senator, Richmond
Senator Louise Lucas, Portsmouth
Senator Ryan McDougle, Hanover
The Honorable Alexander B. McMurtrie, Jr., former Member of the Virginia House of Delegates, Chesterfield
The Honorable Maurice McTigue, Vice President & Distinguished Visiting Scholar, Mercatus Center, George Mason University, Arlington
Senator Mark Obenshain, Harrisonburg
Delegate G. Glenn Oder, Newport News
Scott Pattison, Executive Director, National Association of State Budget Officers, Midlothian
The Honorable John H. Rust, Jr., Principal, Rust & Rust, P.C. and former chairman of Attorney General McDonnell's Regulatory Reform Commission, Fairfax
Geoff Segal, Vice President, Macquarie Capital, Arlington
Gilbert Shelton, retired banker and business consultant, Caroline
The Honorable Ron Tillett, Managing Director, Morgan Keegan & Company, Inc., Midlothian
Delegate Lee Ware, Powhatan
Senator Mary Margaret Whipple, Arlington
John O. "Dubby" Wynne, Vice Chair, Council on Virginia's Future, Virginia Beach
Ric Brown, Secretary of Finance
Lisa Hicks-Thomas, Secretary of Administration
Special Advisor to the Commission: Mike Thompson, Chairman & President, Thomas Jefferson Institute for Public Policy, Springfield
Special Advisor to the Commission: The Honorable Bill Leighty, former Chief of Staff to Governors Warner and Kaine, Richmond
May 7, 2010; 2:16 PM ET
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