Governor-elect Hogan Names Pete Rahn as Transportation Secretary

Pete Rahn, Courtesy of
Pete Rahn, Courtesy of

Governor-elect Larry Hogan named Pete Rahn to serve as his Transportation Secretary.  As reported by the Baltimore Business Journal,

Rahn headed New Mexico’s Highway and Transportation Department from 1995 to 2002, then moved to lead Missouri’s Department of Transportation between 2004 and 2010. He has also been president of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials.

His selection as Maryland’s transportation chief could signal an emphasis on road building and public-private partnerships. Rahn is known as an effective highway builder who has suggested public-private partnerships to raise money for transportation systems in difficult economic times.

Other appointments named during a press conference yesterday include,

…former Delegate Keiffer MItchell as a special advisor. Tim Hutchins as director of homeland security and Washington County State Sen. Christopher Shank as director of the Governor’s Office of Crime Control and Prevention. He also named Steve McAdams as executive director of the Governor’s Office of Community Initiatives, Arlene Lee as executive director of the Governor’s Office for Children, Bob Scholz as governor’s counsel, and Del. Jeannie Haddaway-Riccio as director of intergovernmental services.