January 12, 2023

Moore Administration Announces Cabinet Posts

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Governor-elect Wes Moore’s cabinet is shaping up to be the most diverse in state history.

Today, Governor-Elect Wes Moore announced multiple appointments to his cabinet:

  • Dr. Laura Herrera Scott as Secretary of Health
  • Portia Wu as the Secretary of Labor
  • Rafael López as the Secretary of Human Services
  • Atif Chaudhry as the Secretary of General Services
  • Anthony Woods as the Secretary of Veterans Affairs
  • Vincent Schiraldi as the Secretary of Juvenile Services


Read the press release.

Earlier this week, Moore also announced the nomination of state Sen. Susan Lee (D-Montgomery) to be Maryland’s next secretary of State – which, if approved, would leave a vacancy in the Senate and the possibility of more legislature changes as a result.

Read the coverage: Moore picks Sen. Susan Lee for secretary of State, meaning more legislative dominoes are about to fall (WTOP)

In addition, the Moore team announced multiple staff administration hires:

  • June Chung, Deputy Legislative Officer
  • Brad Fallon, Deputy Legislative Officer
  • Myles Hicks, Deputy Legislative Officer
  • Saif Ratul, Deputy Legislative Officer
  • Melissa Ross, Deputy Legislative Officer
  • David Turner, Communications Director


Read the announcement.


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