Wake County's former embattled school superintendent is now taking a job in Gov.-elect Pat McCrory's administration leading North Carolina's Department of Transportation.
McCrory introduced Tony Tata on Thursday while filling out the remainder of his Cabinet. The former Charlotte mayor gets sworn in Saturday.
Tata is a former Army general who arrived in Raleigh to lead the state's largest school system in January 2011. A majority on the board voted to fire him in September. The incoming governor says Tata has skills overseeing large military and education budgets and was involved in transportation projects in the military.
McCrory also named Thursday former state Rep. Bill Daughtridge as the next administration secretary, Sharon Decker of Rutherfordton as commerce secretary and Neal Alexander of Lincoln County as state personnel director.
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