The Delaware Senate voted to confirm nominees to Gov. John Carney’s Cabinet on Jan. 25.
Brigadier General Carol A. Timmons was confirmed as the next adjutant general of the Delaware National Guard. Timmons will replace Lt. Gen. Francis D. Vavala, who will retire effective Jan. 31 after nearly 50 years of service. He has led the Delaware National Guard as Adjutant General since 1999. Timmons will become Delaware’s first female adjutant general, with responsibility for preparing the Delaware National Guard to support both federal and state missions.
Anas Ben Addi was confirmed to continue serving as director of the Delaware State Housing Authority, a housing finance and community development agency that ensures that Delawareans have access to quality, affordable housing and oversees community and neighborhood revitalization efforts statewide.
Susan Bunting was confirmed as secretary of the Delaware Department of Education, overseeing Delaware’s public school system and serving as an education policy adviser to the governor.
Robert Coupe was confirmed as secretary of the Delaware Department of Safety and Homeland Security, the agency with responsibility for protecting the safety and welfare of Delawareans, overseeing the Delaware State Police, the Delaware Emergency Management Agency,and the State Council for Persons with Disabilities, among other divisions.
Michael Scuse was confirmed as secretary of the Delaware Department of Agriculture, an agency that promotes and supports Delaware’s agricultural industry, oversees food inspection services to protect Delaware consumers, ensures agricultural compliance statewide and helps conserve forest resources.
“Thank you to the members of the Delaware Senate for confirming a group of dedicated public servants to positions in my cabinet,” Carney said. “Together, we will work to improve our public education system; make common-sense criminal justice reforms; invest in Delaware’s agricultural industry; expand broadband access; make affordable housing more accessible; and continue to make investments that modernize our Delaware National Guard.”