Gov.-elect Wolf names 2 more choices as top advisers

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Gov.-elect Tom Wolf has added two more names to his list of top advisers.

The Democrat said Thursday he’s nominating Pedro Cortes for a second stint as secretary of state, a job that includes overseeing Pennsylvania’s elections. Cortes served in the post for seven years during the Rendell administration – longer than any of his predecessors – and was the first Latino to hold the post.

Wolf also announced that Philadelphia lawyer Denise Smyler is his choice to serve as his general counsel. Smyler worked for six years in the Philadelphia district attorney’s office and was the first woman to serve as counsel to the city’s police department.

Previously, Wolf nominated Eileen McNulty as his secretary of revenue Dennis Davin as secretary of the Department of Community and Economic Development.

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