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McDonnell appoints 'Tito the Builder' to Virginia housing board

Anita Kumar

Gov. Bob McDonnell has appointed Tito Munoz -- better known as 'Tito the Builder' -- to the Virginia Board of Housing and Community Development.

You remember Tito the Builder. He appeared onstage with Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin during the 2008 presidential campaign and more recently has become a conservative Latino voice on the radio.

McDonnell (R) also continued to announce appointments of supporters and donors to the board of visitors of Old Dominion and Radford universities. They include his high school girlfriend, Dee Gilmore, now chief of staff to Rep. J. Randy Forbes (R-Va.).

Read the full list of today's appointments to the Board of Visitors as well the commission that doles out settlement money from a lawsuit against the nation's largest tobacco companies.

Old Dominion University
Jeffrey W. Ainslie of Virginia Beach, President of the Ainslie Group
Dee D. Gilmore of Chesapeake, Chief of Staff for Congressman J. Randy Forbes
Luke M. Hillier of Virginia Beach, Chief Executive Officer/Chairman of ADF, Inc.
Marc Jacobson of Norfolk, Retired Norfolk Circuit Court Judge
Fred J. Whyte of Virginia Beach, President of Stihl, Inc.

Radford University
Stephan Q. Cassaday of Great Falls, President of Cassaday and Company, Inc.
Milton C. Johns of Gainesville, Partner with Day and Johns, PLLC
Wendy Tepper of Forest, Trustee and Member of the Board of Directors- Delta Star, Inc.
Linda Kaye Whitley-Taylor of Virginia Beach, Executive Vice President of Human Resources for Amerigroup

Also, here are last week's appointments to Virginia Commonwealth University:
Kamlesh N. Dave of Chester, Cardiologist- Heart Care Associates, P.C.
William Michael Ginther of Midlothian, retired
Kay Coles James of Midlothian, President of the Gloucester Institute
Alex McMurtrie, Jr. of Midlothian, Attorney- Law Office of Alexander McMurtrie
W. Baxter Perkinson, Jr., DDS of Richmond, President of W. Baxter Perkinson, Jr. DDS and Associates Ltd.

Tobacco Indemnification and Community Revitalization Commission
Gayle F. Barts of Sutherlin, Partner-Barts Enterprises, Inc.
David R. Cundiff of Penhook, Owner of One Creek Farm
Burgess "Butch" Hamlet of Bassett, Consultant, Former President and CEO of Southprint, Inc.
Scott M. Harwood of Farmville, CEO of SMH, LTD
H. Ronnie Montgomery of Jonesville, Attorney and Farmer
Connie Nyholm of Alton, Managing Partner-Virginia International Raceway
Israel O'Quinn of Bristol, Director of Government and Community Affairs for K-VA-T Food Stores
John M. Stallard of Nickelsville, Beef Cattle and Tobacco Farmer
Cindy M. Thomas of South Hill, Area Executive for First Citizens Bank

By Anita Kumar  |  July 23, 2010; 4:15 PM ET
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Comments

Regardless of party affiliation this type of political favoring for positons filled in the state or federal govt's is wrong. Generally most appointees have no or little knowledge of the job they were appointed to fill. In this case, the Governor is wrong but such are VA politics - take care of one's donors and friends regardless!

Posted by: davidmswyahoocom | July 24, 2010 7:46 AM | Report abuse

Regardless of party affiliation this type of political favoring for positons filled in the state or federal govt's is wrong. Generally most appointees have no or little knowledge of the job they were appointed to fill. In this case, the Governor is wrong but such are VA politics - take care of one's donors and friends regardless!

Posted by: davidmswyahoocom | July 24, 2010 7:46 AM | Report abuse

Great pick--Nobody knows Regs and Codes better than a contractor who has dealt with them himself as for the past decade. Tito Munoz is a terrific choice.

Posted by: Einstein1 | July 26, 2010 7:59 AM | Report abuse

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