Wolf makes picks for Pa. banking and agriculture agencies

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Gov.-elect Tom Wolf is again turning to appointees of Pennsylvania’s last Democratic governor, Ed Rendell, for his administration.

Wolf said Tuesday he’ll nominate former state Treasurer Robin Wiessmann to be banking secretary and former Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding to the job for a second time. Both require Senate confirmation.

Wolf, who takes office next week, also picked longtime Senate aide Randy Albright to be budget secretary.

In 2007, Rendell nominated Wiessmann to be treasurer for two years to serve the remainder of Bob Casey’s term after his election to the U.S. Senate. Redding served just over a year as agriculture secretary at the end of Rendell’s second term.

The 55-year-old Redding is a dean at Delaware Valley College in Doylestown. The 61-year-old Wiessmann is on the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board.

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