Gov.-elect McAuliffe has really hit it out of the ballpark with this pick.
Virginia Governor-elect Terry McAuliffe has chosen Anne Holton to be Virginia’s next Secretary of Education.
Holton is listed as Director of Great Expectations, a program that “helps Virginia’s foster youth complete high school, gain access to a community college education and transition successfully from the foster care system to living independently,” according to its website.
I’ve had the chance to chat with Holton, who is married to U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, and to hear her speak. I’ve always found her to be extremely impressive – brilliant (Holton “earned an undergraduate degree in economics graduating magna cum laude from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University in 1980. Three years later, she earned a law degree graduating cum laude from Harvard Law School.”), personable, well-qualified for the job, you name it. Superb pick – congratulations to Anne Holton and best of luck in your new job! 🙂
UPDATE: I agree 100% with Mark Warner, who tweets, “Congrats to my good friend Anne Holton on her appt as Va Education Secretary! Excellent choice, top public servant.”