Gov.-elect Larry Hogan will name additional members of his Cabinet this week as he continues to lay the groundwork for taking over the State House Jan. 21.

Hogan was slated to hold a press conference Tuesday in Annapolis, but canceled the event due to weather.


While Hogan has named more than a half-dozen Cabinet secretaries, the top jobs at several of the state's largest departments remain unfilled.

They include the secretaries of budget, transportation, business and economic development, human resources and state police. Also still to be named are the heads of the departments of information technology, business and economic development, housing and community development, disabilities, aging and planning.

Since his election Nov. 4, Hogan has been holding regular news conferences to announce appointments to his transition team and administration. Hogan aides declined to say which appointments would be announced.

So far, Hogan has taken a bipartisan approach to his appointments, naming former Democratic elected officials Van T. Mitchell, Joe Bartenfelder and George Owings to head the departments of health, agriculture and veterans' affairs, respectively.

Mitchell and Owings were delegates, while Bartenfelder last served as a Baltimore County councilman.

Other appointments so far include Frederick County Republican Del. Kelly Schulz as secretary of labor, licensing and regulation; former State Police Lt. Col. Stephen Moyer to head the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services; and current Secretary Sam J. Abed to stay on at the Department of Juvenile Services.

Hogan named former businesswoman C. Gail Bassette to head the Department of General Services; former Department of Natural Resources official Charlie Evans to head that agency; and former Environmental Protection Agency official Ben Grumbles to lead the Maryland Department of the Environment.