Since the election rumors have been rampant that Governor-elect Ralph Northam would tap Senator Frank Wagner, a sometime Republican from Virginia Beach, to be his Secretary of Transportation. That didn’t happen. Northam has chosen Shannon Valentine, a lawyer from Lynchburg who currently serves on the Commonwealth Transportation board. Making the announcement Northam said,
“A dynamic transportation system is the linchpin to continuing the progress we’ve made on building the New Virginia Economy.
Ms.Valentine will replace the current Secretary of Transportation Aubrey Layne who will serve as Northam’s finance secretary.