Statement: Governor-elect Evers Appointments

December 19, 2018

Speaker Robin Vos (R-Rochester) released the following statement after the announcement of the first cabinet secretaries in the Evers Administration.

“I would like to congratulate the new cabinet secretaries from Milwaukee on their appointments and welcome them to state government. The individuals appear to be well-qualified but for the most part, lack significant state government experience.

“Governor-elect Evers’ outreach plan to take applications from across the state was cause for optimism, which is why I’m so greatly disappointed that his top four appointments were from Milwaukee. What’s even more disconcerting is that the most powerful appointment was the brother-in-law of the co-chair of his transition team.

“If independence is supposed to be a hallmark of his administration, he’s already disproving it by showing that political connections are more important than anything else.”