Gov.-elect Tim Walz will name his first 5 commissioners

Lt. Gov.-elect Peggy Flanagan and Gov.-elect Tim Walz talk to each other before opening the door to their transition offices at the state Capitol Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018, in St. Paul, Minn. Photo: AP
Lt. Gov.-elect Peggy Flanagan and Gov.-elect Tim Walz talk to each other before opening the door to their transition offices at the state Capitol Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018, in St. Paul, Minn.

December 18, 2018 09:40 AM

Minnesota Gov-elect Tim Walz will announce the first five state agency heads who will serve in his administration.

Walz and Lt. Gov.-elect Peggy Flanagan have called a news conference for 1 p.m. Tuesday to name his first five out of what will eventually be 23 commissioners for his new administration.

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Walz's transition team received over 500 applications for the leadership positions.


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The Democratic governor-elect has hinted that some could be holdovers from Gov. Mark Dayton's administration.

Cabinet members require confirmation from the Senate, where Republicans hold a one-vote majority.

Walz's inauguration is Jan. 7.

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