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James to be chief deputy AG

Attorney General-elect Ken Cuccinelli has named Williams Mullen partner and former federal prosecutor Chuck James to be chief deputy attorney general and McGuireWoods partner E. Duncan Getchell Jr. to be solicitor general.

James is the son of Kay Cole James, former director of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management under President Bush and Virginia Secretary of Health and Human Resources under George Allen. She is perhaps the state’s most prominent black woman Republican.

Other members of Cuccinelli’s leadership team include Steve Buck, deputy attorney general for public safety; Wes Russell, deputy attorney general for civil litigation; and Rick Neel,  deputy attorney general for technology, real estate, environment and transportation.

The Times-Dispatch has more detail about these appointees and other members of Cuccinelli’s team.

By Alan Cooper

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