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Governor-Elect Dan Malloy Looks For Agency Heads

Governor-Elect Dan Malloy is seen with running mate Nancy Wyman arrive for a news conference - Hartford, CT - Nov 8, 2010 - AP Photo/Jessica Hill

Governor-Elect Dan Malloy and running mate Nancy Wyman (credit: AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

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HARTFORD, CT (AP / WCBS 880) - Gov.-elect Dan Malloy has pledged to launch a national search to find leaders for some key state agencies.


WCBS 880 Connecticut Bureau Chief Fran Schneidau reports

The Democrat said in a statement that the departments of Transportation, Education, Social Services and Environmental Protection are too important make a rushed decision.

He says searching for candidates nationally does necessarily exclude qualified Connecticut residents or those who already lead the departments.

He says he has been impressed by the quality of candidates who have already shown interest in working for his administration.

Malloy officially takes over Jan. 5 after beating Republican Tom Foley in last month’s election. The results were delayed for several days for a recount in Bridgeport. He takes over from Republican Gov. M. Jodi Rell, who did not seek re-election.

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