Magazine names McAuliffe as 'Public Official of the Year'

Magazine names McAuliffe as 'Public Official of the Year'

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - As his four-year term comes to an end, Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe has received a top honor in GOVERNING magazine.

"I am deeply honored to be recognized for the hard work that this administration has done to build a new Virginia economy that works better for all Virginia families," McAuliffe said of being named the "Public Official of the Year" in the December issue of the magazine.

GOVERNING says the "Public Officials of the Year are selected from nominations submitted by readers, experts in the public and private sectors and the GOVERNING editorial team."

The magazine says McAuliffe received the award based on "his success navigating an opposition legislature, creating new jobs, and persevering in restoring the civil rights of more than 168,000 Virginians."

McAuliffe and other winners will be honored at a dinner in Washington, D.C., at the end of the month.

"As we reach the end of our term, this award is a sincere validation of the effort so many men and women have put into making our government work better and creating real opportunities for families to thrive in every corner of our Commonwealth," said McAuliffe.

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