Corbett Administration Appointments
It sounds like Montgomery County might be sending some of it’s finest to work for the Corbett Administration.
I’m hearing the following names for cabinet positions….
DA Risa Vetri Ferman to fill in as the interim Attorney General (though she has denied it), Bill Ryan, the first deputy AG, is probably the leading candidate. The new AG would serve out the remainder of Corbett’s term, until 2012.
State Rep Kate Harper to head up the Department of Environmental Protection, an issue close to her legislative interests. State Police Commissioner might be State Rep Mike Vereb, who is a former law enforcement official. (See below)…. Former County Treasurer and State Rep Jay Moyer is rumored to be getting a position in the Revenue Department, something he held in the Ridge Adminstration.
A dark-horse candidate for Deputy Secretary of Insurance is Lower Merion Township Supervisor Jenny Brown.
The (still) surprising rumor is County Commissioner Jim Matthews. Secretary of Banking, something he had commented upon as early as the summer to the Times-Herald. This would “save” him from running for County Commissioner, a position he would have to fight for, given his recent history with the county Republican party. Additionally, the 24-7 campaigner has some campaign finance issues to resolve.
Update: Well, I didn’t take long to get corrected.
Pa Constitution, Article 2, Section 6.
Disqualification to Hold Other Office
No Senator or Representative shall, during the time for which he was elected, be appointed to any civil office under this Commonwealth to which a salary, fee of perquisite is attached. No member of Congress or other person holding any office (except of attorney-at law or in the national guard or in a reserve component of the armed forces of the United States) under the United States of this Commonwealth to which a salary, fee or perquisite is attached shall be a member of either House during his continuance in office.