Former Minnesota House Speaker Picked For Walz Cabinet Post
Margaret Anderson Kelliher has been chosen to lead the Department of Transportation
ST. PAUL, MN — Minnesota Governor-elect Tim Walz has named a former speaker of the Minnesota House as his transportation commissioner and is keeping the budget commissioner of outgoing Gov. Mark Dayton.
The Democrat appointed former House speaker Margaret Anderson Kelliher to lead the Department of Transportation.
The governor-elect announced that Minnesota Management and Budget Commissioner Myron Frans will keep his job in the new administration.
Walz also announced three other cabinet appointments.
Cabinet members require confirmation from the Senate, where Republicans hold a one-vote majority.
Walz will be sworn in as governor on January 7.