Gov. Roy Cooper (left) ends a press conference where he named two new Cabinet secretaries to run his new administration. The new Democratic governor, who took office Sunday, announced James Trogdon (right) as secretary of the Department of Transportation and Michael Regan (center) to lead the Department of Environmental Quality. The announcement was made at the Executive Manson in Raleigh, N.C. Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017.
Gov. Roy Cooper (left) ends a press conference where he named two new Cabinet secretaries to run his new administration. The new Democratic governor, who took office Sunday, announced James Trogdon (right) as secretary of the Department of Transportation and Michael Regan (center) to lead the Department of Environmental Quality. The announcement was made at the Executive Manson in Raleigh, N.C. Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017. Chuck Liddy cliddy@newsobserver.com
Gov. Roy Cooper (left) ends a press conference where he named two new Cabinet secretaries to run his new administration. The new Democratic governor, who took office Sunday, announced James Trogdon (right) as secretary of the Department of Transportation and Michael Regan (center) to lead the Department of Environmental Quality. The announcement was made at the Executive Manson in Raleigh, N.C. Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017. Chuck Liddy cliddy@newsobserver.com

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