North Carolina Cabinet

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The Cabinet is the group of unelected heads of the executive departments of the North Carolina government. It is separate and distinct from the North Carolina Council of State, the members of which are elected state-wide, and which makes up the rest of the executive leadership of the government. All cabinet secretaries are appointed by the Governor.

The Cabinet's size decreased by two on Jan. 1, 2012, when three Cabinet-level agencies, the North Carolina Department of Crime Control and Public Safety, the North Carolina Department of Correction and the North Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, were merged to become the North Carolina Department of Public Safety.[1]

Current members[edit]

Governor Pat McCrory announced his initial Cabinet members before he took office on January 5, 2013, and he swore them into office the same day as his inauguration.[2] [3] [4]

McCrory also named senior officials who are not Cabinet "Secretaries," but hold posts with a similar rank as Cabinet officials:


  1. ^ Winston-Salem Journal
  2. ^ Huffman, Dane (3 January 2013). "McCrory names Tony Tata to his cabinet". Media General Communications Holdings, LLC. Retrieved 3 January 2013. 
  3. ^ Cabinet Swearing-in ceremony
  4. ^ Customer Service a McCrory admin. focus
  5. ^ News & Observer Under the Dome