It’s confirmed, there are new directors of several state agencies. At the Illinois Department of Agriculture Philip Nelson is the new director. The former President of the Illinois Farm Bureau, nominated by Governor Bruce Rauner, was confirmed Thursday by the state Senate.
Other confirmations this week include Jeffrey Mays to be the Department of Employment Security Director, James Meeks was approved to be the Chair of the State Board of Education, Hugo Chaviano was approved to be the Director of the Department of Labor and Erica Jeffries was approved to be the Director of the Department of Veterans Affairs. The Senate also approved appointees for various County Public Administrator and Public Guardians.