Governor-Elect Beebe asks Another Five Department Heads to Stay

DECEMBER 8, 2006 - Posted at 3:36 p.m. CST

LITTLE ROCK, AR - Another five department heads from Governor Huckabee's administration will remain on with incoming Governor-elect Mike Beebe.

Those staying include:

-John Ahlen, president of the Arkansas Science and Technology Authority.

-Claire Bailey, director of the state Department of Information Systems.

-Jessica Caldwell, executive director of the Arkansas Transitional Employment Board.

-Richard Davies, executive director of the state Department of Parks & Tourism.

-Randy Young, executive director of the Arkansas Natural Resources Commission.

Today's selection marks Beebe's third round of department head picks.  He's previously asked seven other department heads from the Huckabee administration to stay on.

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