Governor Tony Evers has picked a new head of the Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs. Current DVA deputy secretary James Bond has been named to take over the position of his former boss Mary Kolar who announced her retirement last week.
Bond is a disabled veteran, having served in the Marines as a clerk before being injured. Governor Evers says Bond will bring a wealth of experience to the position. Bond will also be the state’s first openly LGBT cabinet secretary if he’s confirmed by the state Senate.