Governor-elect Northam announces administration appointments

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Virginia Governor-elect Ralph Northam announced Tuesday appointments to his administration.

Northam appointed Ryant Washington and Jae K. Davenport as Deputy Secretaries. Washington was appointed as Special Policy Advisor for Law Enforcement at the Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control by Governor Terry McAuliffe in 2014. Davenport was appointed Deputy Counsel to McAuliffe in September.

Lieutenant Colonel Gary Settle will become the new Superintendent of the Virginia State Police upon the retirement of Colonel Steven Flaherty. Settle currently serves as the Director for the Virginia State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation where he was appointed in January.

Mike Reilly will become the next Executive Director of the Department of Fire Programs. He previously served over 36 years with the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department, retiring in 2015 as Deputy Chief.

Secretary of Public Safety and Homeland Security Brian Moran will continue his service.

Andy Block will continue serving as Director of the Department of Juvenile Justice.