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Governor-elect Jared Polis announced his first round of cabinet picks Dec. 21. They include several political veterans: Former U.S. Rep. Betsy Markey for the Office of Economic Development and Trade, former state Rep. Angie Paccione at the Department of Higher Education, ex-Denver City and County Councilor Rick Garcia at the Department of Local Affairs, and Will Toor, a former mayor of Boulder, at the Colorado Energy Office.
Stan Hilkey and Kim Bimestefer will continue in their respective leadership roles at the Department of Public Safety and the Department of Health Care Policy and Financing.
Other picks include Patty Salazar at the Department of Regulatory Agencies, Michael Conway at the Division of Insurance, Shoshana Lew at the Colorado Department of Transportation, Dean Williams at the Department of Corrections, Joe Barela at the Department of Labor, and Kate Greenberg at the Department of Agriculture.