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Governor Glenn Youngkin Delivers Inaugural Address

Glenn Youngkin was sworn in at noon on Jan. 15 on the portico of the Virginia State Capitol. Governor Glenn Youngkin’s Inaugural Address as prepared for delivery, "Strengthening the Spirit of Virginia".

Full Text of the Address

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Governor Glenn Youngkin Signs 11 Day One Executive Actions

Governor Glenn Youngkin today signed nine Executive Orders and two Executive Directives at the Virginia State Capitol, acting on several of his Day One promises to Virginians.

Governor-elect Youngkin Announces Selection of Health and Human Resources Secretary

John will play a pivotal role in overseeing our efforts in protecting Virginians’ lives and livelihoods. Starting on Day One, John’s experience will be an asset as we fix our broken mental and behavioral health system, ensure Virginians have access to affordable, free-market healthcare options, and reform our healthcare safety net to save taxpayer dollars and improve healthcare outcomes.

Governor-elect Youngkin Announces Selection of Commonwealth Secretary

“Secretary James will be a true asset to the administration. Our shared vision combined with her tremendous experience will pave the way for a new day in Virginia.” said Governor-elect Glenn Youngkin.

Governor-elect Youngkin and Attorney General-elect Miyares to Challenge Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Vaccine Mandate

Governor-elect Glenn Youngkin and Attorney General-elect Jason Miyares today announced their intent to challenge the unconstitutional vaccine mandate imposed by President Biden’s Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).

Governor-elect Youngkin Announces Selection of Transportation Secretary

“Shep will be an invaluable leader as Secretary of Transportation as we fulfill our promises to all Virginians to invest in roads, highways, and transportation infrastructure in every corner of the Commonwealth, so we can jumpstart job growth and keep Virginians moving,” said Governor-elect Glenn Youngkin.

Governor-elect Youngkin Announces Selection of Labor Secretary

“Workforce development will play a crucial part of jumpstarting our economy in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, and Bryan’s experience and leadership will be critical to the development of talent, training of workers, and protection of Virginia’s right-to-work laws that will attract investment to Virginia,” said Governor-elect Glenn Youngkin.

Governor-elect Youngkin Announces Selection of Administration Secretary

“Lyn will play a pivotal role in making Virginia’s government work for the people. Her vast experience will allow us to hit the ground running on Day One as we seek to revamp our cybersecurity system to keep pace with growing security risks; root out waste, fraud, and abuse; and fix the Department of Motor Vehicles and Virginia Employment Commission,” said Governor-elect Glenn Youngkin.

Governor-elect Youngkin Announces Selection of the Natural Resources Secretary and Director of Environmental Quality

“Virginia needs a diverse energy portfolio in place to fuel our economic growth, continued preservation of our natural resources, and a comprehensive plan to tackle rising sea levels. Andrew and Michael share my vision in finding new ways to innovate and use our natural resources to provide Virginia with a stable, dependable, and growing power supply that will meet Virginia’s power demands without passing the costs on to the consumer,” said Governor-elect Youngkin.

Governor-elect Youngkin Announces Selection of Agriculture and Forestry Secretary, and Commissioner of The Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services

“Agriculture is the Commonwealth’s largest independent industry and plays a crucial role in Virginia’s economy and communities. Together, we will deliver for our ranchers, farmers, and all Virginians to help ensure our farmers and ranchers thrive,” said Governor-elect Glenn Youngkin.

Governor-elect Youngkin Announces Selection of Veterans and Defense Affairs Secretary and Commissioner of the Department of Veterans Services

Governor-elect Glenn Youngkin today announced he has chosen Craig Crenshaw as the next Secretary of Veterans and Defense Affairs of Virginia and Dan Gade as the Commissioner of the Department of Veterans Services.

Governor-elect Youngkin Announces Key Senior Staff

Governor-elect Glenn Youngkin today announced key senior staff. The new staff announcements include: Richard Cullen as Counselor to the Governor, Jeff Goettman as Chief of Staff, Rebecca Glover as a Deputy Chief of Staff and Communications Director, and Eric Moeller as Chief Transformation Officer.

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