By a vote of 42-8 the Senate voted to confirm Christopher Abruzzo as secretary of the Department of Environmental Protection. Abruzzo, Corbett’s former deputy chief of staff and a former prosecutor in the Attorney General’s Office, had served as acting DEP secretary since the departure of Michael Krancer in March.
The Senate also unanimously approved the nomination of Ellen Ferretti as secretary of the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources overseeing the state’s parks and forests. Ferretti has served as acting secretary since DCNR Secretary Richard Allan’s departure in June.
Jennifer Storm, former executive director of the Dauphin County Victim / Witness Assistance Program, was confirmed Tuesday as the state’s new victim advocate.