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Wolf says he'll act quickly to nominate new Pa. treasurer

Written by The Associated Press | Jan 30, 2015 4:52 PM
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(Harrisburg) -- Governor Tom Wolf says he'll act quickly to nominate a successor to Rob McCord, who announced he's resigning as Pennsylvania state treasurer amid a federal investigation.

Wolf's statement released late this afternoon called McCord's behavior unacceptable and the sort of thing that erodes public trust.

Wolf says he'll send a nominee to the state Senate "of the highest caliber and capability.''

Wolf's nominee will require confirmation by two-thirds of the 50-member Senate. He or she will serve the last two years of McCord's term. Until then, the agency's top lawyer will serve as treasurer.

McCord says he plans to plead guilty to an unspecified charge or charges, and is apologizing for linking campaign donations to doing business with the state.
Wolf beat McCord in last year's Democratic gubernatorial primary.

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