Virginia health secretary stepping down as Gov. Northam’s term soon ends

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AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File – Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia’s health secretary is leaving his job as Gov. Ralph Northam’s term soon closes to work for a nonprofit health system.

Northam’s office says Dan Carey’s last day as secretary of health and human resources will be Friday. He will become chief medical officer for a collective of affiliated physicians and medical groups based in Washington, D.C.

Carey was named secretary shortly before Northam took office in 2018. He was a key adviser to the governor on pandemic restrictions and public messaging.

Carey is the latest top official in the Northam administration to leave before his term ends in January.

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