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Mike Pence Retains Daniels Appointees In Cabinet

All of the governor-elect's cabinet appointees were involved in Governor Mitch Daniels' administration.

Pence and Cabinet Appointees

Photo: Brandon Smith/IPBS

Governor-elect MIke Pence announces his cabinet appointees at a press conference on Dec. 5, 2012.

Four members of Governor-elect Mike Pence’s cabinet are now in place, and they are all holdovers from the Daniels administration.

Department of Revenue Commissioner Mike Alley and Department of Administration head Robert Wyncoop will remain in their jobs when Mike Pence takes over the governor’s office in January.

Chris Atkins was general counsel and policy director for the Office of Management and Budget under Governor Daniels and will run that office while Anita Samuel will be the new Director of State Personnel after serving that office as its general counsel. Pence insists he is looking for the best candidates regardless of where they come from and is not giving preference to Daniels administration leader.

“And I really don’t bring a bias to it,” Pence says. “I’m neither biased against people that have served the state of Indiana nor people that haven’t.”

Pence will hit the road the rest of this week around the state as he celebrates his victory with constituents and speaks with business leaders about filling positions in his administration from the private sector.

“To make sure that we’re taking full advantage of men and women who might be at a point in their career where they’re prepared to become involved in public service,” he says.

Pence’s stops this week will include Fort Wayne, South Bend, Terre Haute and Evansville.

Brandon Smith, IPBS

Brandon Smith, IPBS has previously worked as a reporter and anchor for KBIA Radio in Columbia, MO, and at WSPY Radio in Plano, IL as a show host, reporter, producer and anchor. Brandon graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia with a Bachelor of Journalism in 2010, with minors in political science and history. He was born and raised in Chicago.

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