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Markell: Smooth transition for Carney requires good cabinet and support

Markell: Smooth transition for Carney...

DOVER, Del. - As House and Senate members in Delaware welcome the 149th General Assembly, another big transition of power taking place on the political spectrum is coming from the very top.

Governor-elect John Carney will be sworn into office next Tuesday, January 17 succeeding current Governor Jack Markell.

Several key cabinet positions have been named by Carney, who is the former U.S. House Representative for Delaware.

47ABC caught up with Governor Markell on Tuesday, and he tells us a strong cabinet is a promising start to the administration; however, the public plays a big role in this transition.

"Fortunately, there are a lot of great people who are attracted to his vision for the state of Delaware so what I would ask the people of the state is to support him and to support his team as he gets his sea legs to tackle the many challenges that Delaware faces," explains Governor Markell.

Inauguration day will begin with an interfaith prayer service at 9 a.m. at the Whatcoat United Methodist Church in Dover. The inauguration ceremony itself is scheduled for 11 a.m.


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