HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Connecticut Gov.-elect Dan Malloy is making more appointments to his new administration and promising to sign his first executive orders shortly after he’s sworn into office as the state’s 88th governor.

The Democrat on Tuesday named Jeannette DeJesus  as his deputy public health commissioner. She will also serve as his special advisor on healthcare reform, given the new federal law.

Malloy also named Madison state Rep. Deborah Heinrich to a cabinet position. She will advocate for nonprofit social service agencies that provide state services.

The new governor has until Jan. 15 to call for a special election for Heinrich’s and other legislative seats. At least nine special elections are expected.

Malloy is scheduled to be sworn in at 2 p.m. on Wednesday.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)


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