The N.C. Chamber has made an unusual announcement of support for two of Gov. Roy Cooper’s Cabinet appointments.
Lew Ebert, president and CEO of the chamber released a statement Tuesday endorsing those two.
“Machelle Sanders has long had a passion for public service,” said Ebert. “A proven leader known for her motivating approach, Machelle’s eye for operations will be a valuable asset in making the Department of Administration function effectively and efficiently.”
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The Department of Administration describes itself as the state’s business manager, overseeing construction, purchasing, vehicle management and land transactions.
“Jim Trogdon has a thorough understanding of commerce and freight movement in North Carolina,” said Ebert. “His decades of experience position him well to lead on a critical piece of our state’s infrastructure during a time of tremendous growth.”
Cooper has named six others to Cabinet positions, and has two more yet to name. He is in a legal tussle with the state Senate over who has the authority to sign off on Cabinet selections.
A spokeswoman for the chamber said felt it important to weigh in on these two choices in the event the Senate confirmation process proceeds.