- The Washington Times - Wednesday, December 2, 2009

RICHMOND, Va. | The Associated Press has learned that Gov.-elect Bob McDonnell will appoint a former top aide from his days as attorney general to head his staff in the governor’s office.

An official with knowledge of the pending appointment said the new Republican governor’s chief of staff will be Martin Kent.

The official who was not authorized to pre-empt Thursday’s announcement spoke on the condition of anonymity.

McDonnell spokesman J. Tucker Martin declined to comment on the report.

Kent was a senior adviser to McDonnell until he resigned in February to run for governor full-time.

He is now chief deputy to Attorney General Bill Mims. He takes assumes his new post Jan. 16, after McDonnell’s inauguration.

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